1 Corinthians 7:32-40
But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord…
I. THE EVIL AND DANGER OF "CAREFULNESS." Every kind of care is not evil; but only that care which is attended with anxiety. And this is evil —
1. As distracting our mind.
2. As impeding our progress.
3. As tending, to turn us from the path of strict integrity.
II. HOW WE MAY MOST EFFECTUALLY DIVEST OURSELVES OF IT. We must get —
1. A deep sense of the obligations which God has laid upon us.
2. A lively sense of the obligations which He has laid upon Himself also respecting us.
(C. Simeon, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: