"Don't you wives realize that your husbands might be saved because of you? And don't you husbands realize that your wives might be saved because of you?" - 1 Cor 7:16 (NLT)
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus.
In this text Paul was urging the congregation in the church of Corinth, to keep their family life in order. The church consisted of the believers who were saved from their life of sin, all the while their spouses were still unbelievers. Apostle Paul was stressing the importance of the life of testimony to bring others to Christ, especially in front of the life of their own spouse.
It has been said that you are the only Bible some people will read. People who may never step foot inside the church or crack open their Bible will get a glimpse of Scripture through our life before their eyes. As a matter of fact, this is a hard thing to do. Living your life as if today is your last day on this earth. Having the urge to please our Savior in everything we say and do.
Paul said in closing, who knows maybe one can win them to the Lord. May the Lord help us to live our life as an open Holy Scripture for others to read. Amen.
Reflection on 1 Corinthians 7:8-16 by Pst. Devy Nanlohy