“You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT
Oh my, does this not describe the world we live in today? May none of us fall into this category, but may we remain focused on what God has called us to; a life of godliness, faith and trust in Him. May we appear different from the world, so much so that there is not a doubt we are Christians.
I’ve met people like that. The Spirit of God leapt in me and I knew they were believers. It was so obvious to my spirit that they had separated themselves from the things of the world, choosing heaven as their destination. What a beautiful example of coming apart and living unto the Lord.
I pray for those who have stepped into the realm of this world had allowed the pull of ‘fitting in’ to cast a cloud over the truth of Gods Word and ways. I’m shouting out, “Eyes open! Come back to truth and love! Don’t be sucked into the deception, to take the wide road that leads to destruction!”
I’m deeply saddened by those I know who call light, darkness and darkness, light. Who have been played like an off tuned fiddle, yet their ears hear it as a beautiful melody. Those who allow the media to speak into them as if it’s the truth of Gods word, yet refuse to listen to other prophets who have been proved over the years because their words have come to pass, every time.
Father, once again I declare that I am Yours alone. My heart is set on loving You, trusting You and being only Yours. When the lure of the world becomes a temptation, You will keep me, for my eyes are on You and You watch over me day and night. There is no room for second place with You. You have asked for all of me and I respond that I am all Yours. Beautiful Savior! Precious Redeemer! You have bought me but set me free. I will follow You all the days of my life and dwell in Your house forever.