1 Corinthians 7 Outline
– Husbands and wives should not deprive each other of sex (1 Corinthians 7:1-7)
– Those who cannot control their passions should get married (1 Corinthians 7:8-9)
– Don’t separate or divorce (1 Corinthians 7:10-11)
– Don’t divorce your unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:12-14)
– The believing spouse is no longer bound if the unbelieving spouse choose to leave (1 Corinthians 7:15-16)
– Your choice to marry or not must not reduce your faithfulness to God (1 Corinthians 7:17-38)
– It is not a sin to remarry after your spouse die (1 Corinthians 7:39-40)
1 Corinthians 7 Bible Study
In 1 Corinthians 7:1-7, husbands and wives should have regular sex with each other so that no one would be deprived. This also prevent a doorway from opening and giving a chance to temptation. Paul hoped everyone could be in celibacy like him, but each one has his own gift.
In 1 Corinthians 7:8-9, the unmarried and widows should marry if they cannot control themselves. It is better to marry than to be burned with passion.
In 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, husband and wife should not separate or divorce. If they are separate, they must remain unmarried or reconcile to each other.
In 1 Corinthians 7:12-14, if your husband or wife is an unbeliever, you should not divorce him or her. The children of an unbelieving husband are sanctified through the believing wife while the children of an unbelieving wife are sanctified through the believing husband. Children will automatically be saved if they die under the age of accountability regardless if they are Christians or not.
In 1 Corinthians 7:15-16, if an unbelieving partner leave, the believing husband or wife will not be bound anymore because he or she does not know whether his unbelieving partner will be saved.
In 1 Corinthians 7:17-38, whether you are married or not, you must make sure that your choice does not cause you to reduce your faithfulness to God. A married person will spend time in worrying how to please his partner but an unmarried person will be completely devoted in concerning about the Lord’s affairs. Paul said that it is best not to marry because he feels that doing so enable a person to give undivided attention to serve God. Anyone who thinks he is acting improperly to his girlfriend or boyfriend should get married so that he does not sin by committing fornication.
In 1 Corinthians 7:39-40, husbands and wives are bound to each other until death. After that, the surviving spouse is free to marry again.