Whether to marry is a question to which few give serious, biblical thought. But the Apostle Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, says singleness is a gift that has great advantages for the service of the Lord. How do you know if you have this gift, and if you don't, how do you know when, how, and especially who you should marry? You may be surprised to find that the Apostle has some wise counsel to offer.
Christians often view singleness as an inferior status to marriage. Those who haven't married by a certain age are pitied or looked on with suspicion. But Scripture holds singleness in high regard. Neither marriage or singleness is superior; each has its blessings and burdens. So before those who are single say "I do," the Apostle Paul offers some Holy Spirit-inspired counsel for why it is good for some to remain as they are.