(2) Singles have more freedom to devote themselves fully to God and His service.
In -35, Paul points out that the married person, of necessity, cannot be as devoted to the Lord as the single person.
” Startled by the sound, the woman looked up and said, “Just anybody, Lord! But, if God wants you to be married, He doesn’t want you married to just anybody.
We all know that the bottom line is that Christians must only marry Christians. What should be your motives if you’re seeking a mate?
It’s one thing to be martyred for your faith as a single person.Many missionaries send their young children away to boarding schools.But I believe that if God is calling me to be a missionary and a father, then my children should stay with me on the mission field.Or, if you have a ministry that requires long periods of travel, it might create such a strain on your family that it would be better not to get married.Some countries are not conducive to raising a family because of the political, economic, or educational situations.Marriage carries with it certain responsibilities and obligations that take time and effort which otherwise could have been given to the Lord.Of course, many single people are not as devoted to the Lord as many married people are.Many Christians put pressure on singles, especially those getting along in years, to get married.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.There were problems with immorality even among the members of the Corinthian church.Apparently, in reaction to the sensuality of the culture, some in the church were saying that all sex is wrong. Perhaps they even pointed to the Apostle Paul as their hero.