1Co 7:24. Παρὰ Θεῷ, with God) An antithesis to men, Rom 14:22. Those who are always looking to God maintain a holy indifference about external things. By this principle [viz., regard to God], however, the rule laid down at 1Co 7:20, is limited. For example, a man, from being a slave, may become free [and thus not abide in the same calling] without any change of his condition before God.