To live by His Word means that we search the Scriptures to answer the important questions in our lives. The first question raised by the growing Christian community at Corinth asks: “What does the gospel say about marriage, sexual life and behavior?” Paul presents a powerful, counter-cultural vision of marital faithfulness and mutuality between men and women. God’s Word teaches us that fulfillment and joy are found inside an exclusive, covenant commitment. Like the Garden of Eden, husband and wife stand side by side within the marriage bond with particular responsibility for one another. At the same time, God’s Word values the single life as a gift to be used in Christ’s service. Above all, we learn that we have been bought with a price, and that we are not our own. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, and so we are to glorify God with our physical person.