The greatest thing about salvation is now we have peace with God, and peace between ourselves also.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
Imagine a society in which everyone lives together in perfect harmony with each other; husband and wife, parents and children, brother and sister, fellow countrymen and workmates – a peaceful society where we agree with each other. Christ bought us and made that possible, that we should live peacefully with each other. He said in John 17:11, “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”
“…God hath called us to peace…” 1 Corinthians 7:15, especially that we should have peace “with them that call on the name of the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Tim 2:22.
2 Peter 1:10 says, Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
- Defraud ye not one the other, 1 Corinthians 7:5
- Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3
- Let not the wife depart from her husband, 1 Corinthians 7:10
- let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:3
- If any brother hath a wife…let him not put her away. 1 Corinthians 7:12
- if a woman hath an husband…let her not leave him. 1 Corinthians 7:13
- Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. 1 Corinthians 7:27
The instructions above are an effort to try and rescue the poor, helpless and disadvantaged from the grasp of some self-willed, selfish evil men.
The following is another topic of interest;
“…Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called…”
1 Corinthians 7:20, 24
“Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.” 1 Corinthians 7:21-22
So many believers are troubled by the nature of circumstances that Christ find them in, and poverty is the worst scenario. But don’t let your present status ruin your faith. Whatever welfare, status or condition it is, that shouldn’t worry you much – but of course, keep praying, for hope maketh not ashamed. If you get the chance to free yourself, praise the Lord, otherwise mind not high things! Always remember, Christ has set you free from the awful power of sin – it is the greatest thing that ever happened for you, and the greatest miracle you should celebrate Christ for. Except the Lord of Sabaoth had been merciful, you would have been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Likewise, if you come to Christ with a better life, remember it is for a reason that you should serve him with your life, and do good.
“…Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men…” 1 Corinthians 7:23
You’re washed, sanctified, justified, transformed and set apart into becoming servants of God, not men whatever they’re. Jeremiah 2:14 says, “Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave ? why is he spoiled?” Christians should not make slaves of each other.
“…But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none…” 1 Corinthians 7:29
We’ve a short life here on earth, redeem the time, “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10