I Cor 7: 29- 32 “But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, 30 those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, 31 and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away. 32 But I want you to be without care.”
Many of us live a life of spiritual life to support the worldly life, when it should be other way around. If we live like this, then we are running a wrong race. The race that is set is a race of faith. But if we run the race of faith towards the world then we are not running towards the Finisher of Faith. The goal is important in every step of our race. Our steps lead to the righteous path and which leads us to the finish line where our Finisher of Faith will receive us and give us the reward for our run. Some can ask? What is wrong with it if one asks or prays for goodness in this earth? Paul says that we have to be free from the cares of life. So the goodness is measured according to the level in which we care for it. If we care too much for the cares of this worldly life, then we are missing our point of running. This will hinder and sidetrack our spiritual race. But if we care less for these worldly things and pressures, then we have less hindrance in our race and it will enable to run in a righteous path. What is the subtle hindrance right now in this world? Contd..