a. In this chapter Paul is answering specific questions about marriage. He shows that marriage and the single life are equally permissible and that each person must find out in which state God intends them to live (7:7). b. Gather out Paul’s practical teaching about married life (7:2–5, 10–16) and compare with his more theological treatment in Ephesians 5:22–33. c. What is the rule set by Paul in (7:17–24) as he talked about the Christian’s position in the society of his day? How does this apply to us? Being ‘called’ in this verses refers not to a person’s status and duties in society, but to God’s call through Christ to sinners.