October 29 – The Blessing of the Master

Paul addressed some very real concerns regarding marriage and singleness, and he passed on this advice to the church in Corinth because they had written to him about these situations. After talking about marriage, singleness, separation, and about helping spouses who are not yet believers, he addressed the issue of remarrying. A wife must stay with her husband as long as he lives. If he dies, she is free to marry anyone she chooses. She will, of course, want to marry a believer and have the blessing of the Master.”  Marriage and other deep interpersonal relationships are the challenging ways we learn and live out the story of love and commitment. May our relationships honor God. I pray we would seek the blessing of the Master upon us as we live, loving in good and appropriate ways. Amen.

P.S. Sara honored God and her wedding vows to her husband in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, for nearly thirty-nine years until in death they did part. Her grown children lovingly gave her their blessing to marry again. May God richly bless the marriage of Sara and David, a widow and widower seeking to joyfully live their lives for the Master.

1 Corinthians 7:39 MSG