1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Here’s what I’m getting at, friends:
We only have a short time left. So from now on, if you’re married, you should live as if you were single. If you’re grief-stricken, live as if you weren’t. If you’re happy, live as if you’re not. If you’ve got a lot of stuff, live as if you haven’t got it. If you’re concerned about the world, don’t be. Everything you know is about to vanish.
Another “end of the world” passage. How should we live? Paul wants us to leave the world behind, even before it’s gone. Unfortunately, two millennia later, we still have to deal with the world around us. I’m going to leave the rest of the interpretation to the awesome folks at Radio Free Babylon, who’ve said it about as well as can be said: