2Timothy 3:1-5 – This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Perilous= grievous, stressful, hazardous or dangerous, unsafe or difficult.
Apostle Paul introduces this chapter with a very strong command – “KNOW THIS”, “UNDERSTAND THIS”, “PAY ATTENTION”! Perilous times are coming!
What Apostle Paul said would happen in the last days is happening in the world right now. Many have turned away from the faith and have rejected God and His Gospel. They are living unholy and ungrateful lives. They have become lovers of themselves, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, lovers of money, conceited, without love toward others, boastful, proud, unforgiving and disobedient to parents. There are false teachers that have crept into the church and the world, trying to teach another Gospel, when God’s Word clearly states there is no other Gospel than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. BE AWARE SAINTS!
Truly and without a doubt, perilous times are upon us! We are truly in a time of spiritual testing. A time where we are forced to stand for the truth or fall for anything!
The whole world is aware that we are facing very difficult times as never before in history. In looking around in our nation today, many people are living the life that appears to be right in their own eyes. No reverence to what God has commanded for our way of living upon the land which He gave to us.
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Saints, this is the time for us to stay true to who we are in Christ. No wavering, no compromising, no looking back!
How will we survive living “in the last days”? By girding ourselves up with the truth of the Gospel. Putting on the whole armor! By avoiding the path and pattern of those who reject the truth and lead astray, appealing to our fleshly desires.
We are instructed to continue in the things we have been taught from the scriptures. The holy scriptures are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Read the entire chapter of 2Timothy 3. It will help you survive in these perilous times in which we now live!
God bless and do remember to tell the Lord thank you!
I love you all with the love of Christ!