There are times when the best thing to do is nothing. In this situation, the Corinthians were urged to remain in whatever place in life the Lord had given them.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 7:12-24

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 7:12-24


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 7
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

     17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. 18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. 21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22 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. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 420:
My Jesus, as Thou Wilt

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. My Jesus, as Thou wilt; 
Oh, may Thy will be mine! 
Into Thy hand of love 
I would my all resign. 
Through sorrow or through joy 
Conduct me as Thine own 
And help me still to say, 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 

2. My Jesus, as Thou wilt. 
If needy here and poor, 
Give me Thy people’s bread, 
Thy Word, so rich and sure. 
This manna from above 
Let my soul feed upon; 
And if all else should fail, 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 

3. My Jesus, as Thou wilt. 
Though seen by many a tear, 
Let not my star of hope 
Grow dim or disappear. 
Since Thou on earth hast wept 
And sorrowed oft alone, 
If I must weep with Thee, 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 

4. My Jesus, as Thou wilt. 
When death itself draws nigh, 
Unto Thy wounded side 
For refuge I would fly 
And, clinging to Thee, go 
Where Thou before hast gone. 
My times are in Thy hand: 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 

5. My Jesus, as Thou wilt. 
All shall be well for me; 
Each changing future scene 
I gladly trust with Thee. 
Thus to my home above 
I travel calmly on 
And sing in life or death, 
My Lord, Thy will be done. 


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