1 Corinthians 7:17–24 (NKJV)

17 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it. 22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.

1 corinthians 7:17-24

Satisfaction is a beautiful thing. When you have what you need, even in the midst of crisis or oppression, you can be content. Paul tells his readers to walk where God called them. He tells them to not worry about circumcision or uncircumcision. It does not matter. Don’t worry about your social status, because slaves are God’s freedmen if they believe in Him. He reminds them that they were all bought with a price and therefore are His. Remain in your place of calling and fulfill His role for you there. Obviously, Paul did not condone slavery. He was simply saying that salvation transcends social status and freedom. Therefore, you can be free, though a slave. You can be a slave of God while free. If you are a slave, get free if you can, but do not fret. Never fret. Be content. Be satisfied. You can if you are in Christ!

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