I am confused as to how to understand the verses 1 Cor. 7:29-31.
“This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods . . . For the present form of the world is passing away.”
OK, the part about living as though you don’t have a spouse could be twisted to excuse vice. In addition, the rest of the examples imply that we should live detatched, indifferent lives as though suffering from depression. None of this agrees with the claim that we should enjoy what God has given us since given this passage, such enjoyment only lasts as long as the world does… So, any ideas of understanding this passage that resolves the perceived contradiction?