In such a time, it’s easier to be single than married.
It’s one thing to be martyred for your faith as a single person.
Many Christians put pressure on singles, especially those getting along in years, to get married.
An owl in a nearby tree awoke and in a low voice said, “Who-oo!
Even some who were married concluded that it was more spiritual to abstain from sexual relations in marriage.
So Paul addresses these and some other problems in this chapter. But, his word to singles is: Singles should pursue a course that leads to the greatest devotion to Christ and His cause.
When Paul says, “It is good for a man not to touch a woman” (7:1), he is using the word “touch” as a figure of speech that refers to the physical relationship in marriage as representing marriage as a whole.
Thus, he means, “It is good to remain single.” He restates the same idea in 7:7-9, and discusses it at length in -40.