Friday, February 22, 2008
It's hard to think about evil days and perilous times when looking at a bucolic country scene such as the one in the photograph I've posted. However, how like our world it is! We're "at ease in Zion" while evil days are approaching unheeded at the threshold.
I've posted this Scripture before, but I want to do so again in light of yesterday's comment on the world scene. This precedes what I have to say about the domestic situation in the days to come:
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith (2 Timothy 3:1-8).
When I've read this verse in Sunday school classes I've taught, or on the air, it is amazing to see the impact it has. How about you? What reaction do you have reading this harsh indictment from the Apostle Paul? Do you see any parallels to today?