Live as You Are Called
Only let each person lead the life l that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. m This is my rule in n all the churches.
Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? o Let him not seek circumcision.
p For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but q keeping the commandments of God.
r Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.
Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.)
For he who was called in the Lord as a slave is s a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is t a slave of Christ.
u You were bought with a price; v do not become slaves of men.
So, brothers, w in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
2 Corinthians 8:18
With him we are sending the brother who is famous among all the churches for his preaching of the gospel.
2 Corinthians 11:28
And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.
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There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.
For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation.
Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
1 John 2:3
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
1 Corinthians 7:24
So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.
Knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
No longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother - especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
1 Corinthians 9:21
To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.
1 Peter 2:16
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.
1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.
For it is to me that the people of Israel are servants. They are my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
1 Corinthians 7:20
Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.