Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

I found myself annoyed with the Valentine's Day stuff this year. More so than usual. I usually don't care much for it either way. I still don't care for it much but it's really annoying sometimes when you have been single forever. I had read the passage below several weeks ago, then was reminded of it again at Bible study last night. I have quoted it below - parentheses mine.

"Are you pledged to (another)? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a (spouse)... I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord." (1 Corinthians 7:27, 32-35 NIV)