Divorce Bible Study

Christians Divorce

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Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Chapter 7

Biblical Divorce Bible Study

Christians Divorce in the Bible

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is our very important Biblical Divorce Bible study taking a look into the laws concerning Christians Divorce in the Bible. The message will truly bring a smile to the lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk path.

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Christians Divorce in the Bible Facts

Pleased to have you back again for more Daily Bread. Aren't you glad that we have the writings of the New Testament to guide us along our Christian walk? Think of how difficult it must have been for the early Christians to find out things that we take for granted are at our fingertips any time we want to know them.

The Corinthians indeed did have questions about how to live in their new Faith and they wrote to Paul asking for his advice even on Bible Divorce and Remarriage. Paul answers their Bible Divorce and Remarriage questions in this part of his letter. We don't know exactly what their Bible Divorce and Remarriage questions were, because all we have are Paul's answers in Chapters 7 & 8, but we can make a pretty good guess.

If you'll remember back to the book of Acts when Christianity was first being introduced to the Gentiles, the Jewish leaders wanted to impose their laws on the Gentiles, but Paul and Barnabas, among others, strongly disagreed with this idea, so James suggested that they only require that the Gentiles abstain from pollutions of (meat offered to) idols, fornication, things strangled, and from blood Acts 15:20-29. It bears mentioning that this was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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Christians Divorce in the Bible Facts

In Verse 1 of this chapter, the first thing Paul suggests about the Bible Divorce and Remarriage laws is that it's good for a man not to touch a woman ... This actually means "live in marriage with." But let's look ahead a bit to Verse 26 ... Paul says that it is good "for the present distress." At that time, Christians were being persecuted heavily, so one might assume that he meant, "for the time being, because Paul himself also teaches us that ...

Hebrews 13:4

... marriage is honorable in all ...

Paul also teaches us ...

1 Timothy 4:1-3

1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

So we know that Paul believes that forbidding to marry is a sign of those who have fallen from the faith, so this isn't to say that it isn't right to marry, it's just Paul's preference, and he makes it clear in Verse 7, 17 and 24, that every man has his own calling from God and should be content with it and conduct himself so as to be a credit to it, whether that be Jewish or Gentile, slave or free or any other circumstance.

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Christians Divorce In The Bible Warning

In other words, whatever the Lord has assigned to you, accept it joyfully and put it to use in your life. Serve Him with the gifts He has bestowed upon you. Paul also gives us his advice (not the Lord's commandment, he points out) about taking care of business (so to speak) at home so as to avoid infidelity.

He then goes on to say in his delivery about Bible Divorce and Remarriage that to avoid fornication, people should marry, because it's better to marry than to burn. Does this mean to burn in Hell? Heaven's no ... It means burning with desire.

The next part of this chapter discusses Bible Divorce and Remarriage rules, and I'd like to direct you to our Bible Divorce and Remarriage study that expounds on this Bible Divorce and Remarriage topic which will clarify many things about what the Bible says concerning divorce and remarriage.

There is also a program that expounds on what the Bible teaches concerning marriage:

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Christians Divorce In The Bible Grace

Let's get back to today's Bible Divorce and Remarriage study ... Paul continues and sort of sums things up ... A man that is unmarried cares for how he may please the Lord, but a married man cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. The same goes for a woman.

An important thing to remember through all of this Bible Divorce and Remarriage laws and Bible Divorce and Remarriage rules is the part about remaining in your calling from God.

Remember that your purpose in life is to glorify Him. Confide in Him. Ask Him what direction He wants you to take and what paths to go down in your life. Search for His answers. Start out with small things, so that when a big decision comes around, you'll know how to seek His answer.

Maybe a period of prayer before you ask may help you to recognize His answer better. Maybe you'll find His answer in the Word. Maybe He'll show you in a completely different way. Maybe you like to write it in your journal to Him. His plans for you are the only ones that will truly make you happy, so why not ask Him what they are?

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Christians Divorce In The Bible Summary

It looks like we'll find out in the next chapter that one of the questions that the Corinthians asked Paul was concerning things offered to idols. Don't forget that Corinth was in Greece, where idol worship was prevalent before Christianity ... That's where mythology originated. Hope you'll join us soon and we'll find out how Paul advises them, right here in the next Daily Bread.

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