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Thus, he means, “It is good to remain single.” He restates the same idea in 7:7-9, and discusses it at length in -40.
He is not commanding being single, since he recognizes the single state as a gift which God only gives to some (7:7-9); but he is strongly commending it, since it was a gift he himself had, and since it provides a number of advantages for serving the Lord that being married precludes.
Sometimes we communicate an unbiblical attitude: “I wonder what’s wrong with him (or her) that he’s never married? Paul mentions at least two advantages for the person who is gifted to remain single.
He seems like a nice person.” But Paul teaches that being single is good if a person is gifted for it, since it opens some opportunities for serving Christ that are closed to married people. (1) Singles have more freedom in difficult times ().
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.
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