A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.
I would like you to be free of all worries. Unmarried people are busy with God’s affairs, concerned with pleasing God; but married people are busy with this world’s demands, and occupied with pleasing their spouses. This means they are divided. I am going into this with you for your own good. I have no desire to place restrictions on you, but I do want to promote what is good, what will help you to devote yourselves entirely to God.
The Word of God recorded in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.