We Are In Difficult Days: We live in a world consumed with pleasing its own desires, whether they encroach on the beliefs of others or not. There is no clear winner. Pick an issue, any issue. The mantra is, “If you believe what I believe then you are right, if you do not then you are intolerant, closed minded, and uneducated.” Both sides can make a clear case for their cause and often use Bible verses (out of context) to justify their convictions. However, in a world that has lost the respect and discipline of seeing the Word of God as its absolute authority, many have become lost to their convictions that drift with the ebb and flow of public opinion. Many may say, “We never saw this day coming!”. Be comforted in the fact that almost two thousand years ago the Apostle Paul saw this day as he mentored his young protege’ Timothy. Hear Paul’s words to him:
[2 Timothy 3:4-5] 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
How do we respond to this? If you read further in [2 Timothy 3:10-14] you will hear Paul give Timothy the secret to thriving in difficult times. What did he say?
1. Remain faithful to and trust the Biblical teachings you have been taught!
2. Know that God has prepared you for every good work you attempt!
Don’t get lost in the sway of public opinion! Don’t let emotions get the best of your good judgement and most of all seek to counter evil with good! You can change the world today! Start with yourself!