What brought on this quatrain? No, not problems in my marriage, but preparation to teach 1 Corinthians at the end of the month — I’ve been working recently on chapter 7, where Paul wishes everyone were single like him. See especially 1 Cor. 7:25-35.

by J. Randal Matheny

To marry increases worries and cares,
And how to please one’s mate;
‘Tis simpler as single for God’s affairs,
The narrow and the strait.

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