Morning Devotion 02/28/2018

Morning Devotion 02/28/2018

2 Timothy 3:1-7 (TLB)
1 You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian.
2 For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.
3 They will be hardheaded and never give in to others; they will be constant liars and troublemakers and will think nothing of immorality. They will be rough and cruel, and sneer at those who try to be good.
4 They will betray their friends; they will be hotheaded, puffed up with pride, and prefer good times to worshiping God.
5 They will go to church, yes, but they won’t really believe anything they hear. Don’t be taken in by people like that.
6 They are the kind who craftily sneak into other people’s homes and make friendships with silly, sin-burdened women and teach them their new doctrines.
7 Women of that kind are forever following new teachers, but they never understand the truth.

These scriptures are being fulfilled as you read the headlines of the newspapers across the country. All the news channels bring stories into homes of something that resembles the very things that Paul was warning Timothy about. I am not sure if Paul really understood the impact of what he was saying. He was seeing the beginnings of such things in his day, but it is so much more prevalent in our day. The youth of our day are so cynical against their parents and society in general it is almost frightening. The words that were written thousands of years ago in the book of Judges could almost be said today, And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.”  It is true that we live in a world that is full of people who love themselves and their search for great wealth and success. There is nothing wrong with being successful unless you deny God and your faith. The shame of being in the last days is those who are rich and increased with goods and feel they have no need of anything; fail to hear the knock at the door and the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ as he desires to come into their hearts. Our traditional society is full of those who dress up to go to church, sit for the time allotted but really not hearing, and go home steeped in their own ideologies continuing to live as they have always lived. Some move from one place to another when something does not suit them and never understanding the truth of God’s Word. These last days are full of people who are not thankful for the blessings that are given every day. Receive your blessings and be thankful and live to understand the truth of God’s Word.

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