Let’s take a look at what Paul said was going happen in “The Last Days” those days after the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus and before the Second coming of Jesus. We’ll use 2nd Timothy Chapter 3 verses 1-5.
Verse 1: Know this, that in the last days perilous times WILL come!!
We will be lovers of ourselves. It’s all about us and what we want to say and do with no consideration of others.
We will be lovers of money. Greed and doing whatever it takes to get what we want and desire, shoving others aside to accomplish the pleasures of life.
We will be boasters. Bragging about what we did or have done. Putting focus on ourselves with no care of others.
We will be proud. Chests will be puffed out and attention will be drawn to ourselves in order to show others what we have done.
We will be blasphemers. Talking about how much we love and respect God, yet not being obedient. We’ll do what we want with no regard to what God wants.
We will be disobedient to parents. Kids running amuck, doing what they want, with no respect for their parents. After all “It’s my life, I’ll do what I want to do” is what kids will think and do.
We will be unthankful. Things will be taken for granted with no regard to the blessings that God bestows on us.
We will be unholy. We will find other things to do on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) instead of going to Worship Services. We will say that we love Jesus, but will fail to do what He wants us to do.
We will be unloving. The love for God isn’t there. The love for others isn’t there. We will think only of ourselves!!
We will be unforgiving. We will carry grudges never being able to say, “I’m sorry.”
We will be despisers of good. Doing the deeds of Satan instead of what God wants.
We will be headstrong. We will do things our way and will not listen to suggestions of others or the commands of God.
We will be lovers of pleasures rather that lovers of God. This says it all!!
We will have a form of Godliness, but deny His power. Paul says, “From such people turn away!!”
Take a look around the world you will see Paul was spot on with what he wrote to Timothy and us. The happenings of today have been going on for over 2000 years and they are not going to change. The things we can change are our mindsets, attitudes, and our wants. The book of James tells us to look in the mirror and take stock of who you are. If we need to make changes, then do it.
SMILE God loves YOU!! Have a good day all.