“But let me say this, dear brothers and sisters: The time that remains is very short. So, from now on, those with wives should not focus only on their marriage. Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions. Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.” 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Paul is reminding us the truth that time is short. “The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.” (1 Peter 4:7) Yes Jesus is coming back soon and the end of the world is coming, but we need to realize that we are not promised the next moment. God could take us home at any time. This is not my home anyway. My home is in heaven. So, we don’t need to become too involved in the world. The time is getting shorter. We need to be looking forward to the day that Jesus will come back.
“But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:10-13) We should not become attached to the things of the world.