It would appear that in 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 Paul talks mainly about marriage, and rightly so. Sometimes it seems that Paul switches in between certain subjects that veer off the topic of Marriage for a few lines, then he picks up again with marriage & interrelated marriage topics. My question is, despite the context, does Paul indicate that God calls people to singleness against their own desires or will to get married in 1 Cor 7:17, & 20??? I’m aware of V.18, V.19, etc How can we interpret this, especially since the Apostle Paul seems to make it clear in earlier verses that someone can desire marriage?
“Nevertheless, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each person, so must he live. I give this sort of direction in all the churches.
Let each one remain in that situation in life in which he was called.” 1 Corinthians 7:17, 20 NET