Have you ever heard the statement: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”?
People are never satisfied with their own situation; they always think others have it better. It is easy to apply this philosophy to my current sermon series, Marriage Matters.
I am near the end of my Spring sermon series called, “Marriage Matters“. I am sharing God’s truth about singleness, marriage, friendship and life together from a key Scripture in 1 Corinthians 7. It is a sermon series to help your most valuable relationships.
If you are single, you may think that being married will alleviate some of your problems. Yet, it may create problems that you never knew. If you are married, you may think that divorce will get rid of your problems. But it may create problems you never had before. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.
Paul encourages you to stay in your current marital condition until the time is right by focusing on the contentment. You can prepare for my sermon by reading the Scriptures in 1 Corinthians 7:17-24.
My topic this Sunday is “Christians and Social Revolution“. This is an interesting Scripture passage because though it is the middle of a chapter about marriage, Paul does not mention marriage or family. He talks about the broader principle – contentment.
Paul mentions two social themes: circumcision and slavery. One was a religious issue, the other a political and social issue. But Paul does not encourage a revolution from these restraints. He advises to stay where you are.
I will make application to marriage and your personal life. Rather than try to get out of a situation, learn to be content with your present circumstances. Contentment will help you gain the power to see the change you want to happen and the peace to live if the change does not occur.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.