1 Corinthians 7:29-31

If there is no soul or no God, having a baby is about as pointless as buying a new car.  Both would be machines of sorts.  Both lack the weight of longevity.  With good care a car can run as along as a baby, though the car always requires direct attention.  Raising this point tends to annoy people who think that child rearing is more important for the species.  I could point out that is a highly subjective opinion based on your species.  I am sure T-Rex thought that raising lots of T-Rexes was important (depending on how conscious T-Rex was).  Eternity adds weight to things.  If we live with eternity, the soul, and God in mind our priorities change.  We must remember that, although God gives this world significance, not everything is eternal.  A basketball or football star may find themselves impoverished after a fatal car crash in the Mercedes or Bentley.  A film star or singer may find themselves destitute after the final curtain.  You may provide shelter, food, water, and safety for your family.  Do you provide the more important necessities of life eternal? 

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

29What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

Crashed Bentley


  1. What is said about time?
  2. How should we live?
  3. Why get an education?
  4. Why have a family?
  5. Why get up in the morning?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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