2 Corinthians 11:2 KJV
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
- In a day when marriage is very nearly a thing of the past and alternative lifestyles are the norm
- In a day when divorce and remarriage is very nearly as common, if not more so than the ideal of one man and one woman for a lifetime
- In a day when the moral standards of marriage are considered irrelevant even in the highest offices of our government and in our churches
In a day such as ours, Paul's fervency in this text may be lost.
This is no small matter to him. He is speaking of those who have trusted Christ as Saviour and His point is that this relationship is to be monogamous. We are to be
Our faith in Christ is one of
- Fealty and
Paul's point is that he has espoused us to one and just one husband. He is Christ or He is not but He must not be one of the numbers of our attractions.