For I wish that all men were even as myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this matter and another in that (1 Corinthians 7:7).
In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul was discussing matters of marriage and singleness. Further on in the chapter he turned his attention to matters concerning divorce and remarriage. It’s all good reading, and a great chapter for all believers, whether married or unmarried, to get a grasp of.
As I was reading it this morning, this thought got hold of my heart – But each one has his own gift from God, one in this matter and another in that (1 Corinthians 7:7). He was saying that whether single or married, it is a gift from God. Singleness is a gift from God. Get hold of that, Christian, if you are single. And marriage is a gift from God, too! Whether it feels like it or not… whether you just got through with a huge fight or not… whether you wonder whether you did the right thing in marrying or not… no matter what your marital state might be – YOUR SPOUSE IS A GIFT FROM GOD!
My Kathy is God’s gift to me. Thank You, Lord.
If you’re married today, get hold of that verse, and spend some time thanking Him for the gift.