“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”
2 Timothy 3:1-5
Perilous times are marked by people of perilous behavior. When we look at society today, it seems as though the things that Paul was speaking of have advanced on a level that surpasses imagination. Sin on steroids. Sin has pervaded every aspect of human existence and Paul lists several ways that it has infiltrated. Because this is a sinful world, there is no hope for the world, but there is for the believer. Godlessness will get to a point that godliness will have to be rescued. That’s the cue for the return of Jesus to retrieve those who have turned away from sin to live godly lives. After that, godliness will be restored when the world will be made over. Old things passed away. With every thing happening in the world today, we must turn away from the things that will keep us from our pick up date. When presented with gossip, turn away. When presented with anger, turn away. When presented with unforgiveness turn away. When presented with disobedience or disrespect to your parents, turn away. Do not be conformed with the world that will be destroyed. Turn away the world’s offer or the Lord will turn away His offer.
Be blessed and be encouraged!