“the time is short…for the fashion of this world passeth away” (1 Corinthians 7:29-31).

In these words there is:

1. A statement made: “The time is short;” and again: “The fashion of this world passeth away.” The time to be spent in this world is very short; it is but an inch of time—a short halfhour. In a very little, it will be all over; and all that is here is changing—the very hills are crumbling down—the loveliest face is withering away—the finest garments rot and decay: “The fashion of this world passeth away.”

2. A lesson drawn from this. Believers should sit loose to everything here. Believers should look on everything in the light of eternity—value nothing any more than you will do then. Sit loose to the objects, griefs, joys, occupations of this world; for you must soon change them for eternal realities.

– Robert Murray M’Cheyne