1 Corinthians 7:17-24
But as God has distributed to every man, as the Lord has called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.…
He rises above the circumstances —
I. OF CASTE.
1. Externals are nothing.
2. Only conformity to the will of God gives true dignity.
II. OF STATION.
1. As a servant he is free; serving God in his calling, contented to leave the improvement of his position to Divine Providence, rejoicing in the liberty of Christ.
2. As free he is unaffected by external advantage, and glories in being a servant of Christ.
III. OF HUMAN SERVILITY.
1. He is redeemed by Christ.
2. Therefore not the servant of man.
3. Can in every condition abide with God.
(J. Lyth, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.