Sensitivity

But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry. 37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well. 38 So then he who gives her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better. — 1 Corinthians 7:36-38.

A father with an unmarried daughter might have determined to keep her unmarried for the sake of Christian service. If he then decides to let her marry, presumably because she has opinions on the subject or because of a change in circumstances, he is quite right to let her marry. If, however, she carries on with him so that he supports her, he does well. Again this will revolve around the issue of what is that daughter’s disposition and circumstances. [The Bible Panorama.]

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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