“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.” 2 Timothy 3:1
Paul had just finished talking about false teachers and how to deal with them. He stated that there would be people trying to deceive others to follow a lie. Now he points out that there will be terrible times coming.
People watch the news and hear of all of the killing going on everywhere. From children to adults there are those out there going on massive killing sprees. They are walking into homes, businesses, any place and just kill people. Some of these are individuals, while others are armies of countries or groups of people.
Along with all of the killing, there are those who promote the devil and live for him directly. Those who worship false gods and deny Jesus. Those who promote sinful lifestyles.
Watch the movies and it will show you what is really in the hearts of people. The movies portray what people want to do or expect someone else to do.
There is no love, no forgiveness, no caring, no holiness, and no God with most of the world.
Many believers are wondering what is going on and why it is happening this way. Both Jesus and Paul said that this would happen.
Why is it like this? There are two reasons. One is that many is born in sin. If that sin is not checked and put under the blood of Jesus, then it will only get worse. Normal sinful man can only sin more, he will not get better.
The second reason is believers are not doing their job of spreading God’s love and message of Jesus. How many believers do you know that are really living their life like Jesus lived His? I must admit that I am not doing the job as well as I should be. Everyone falls short of this, but most fall extremely short of it. Many are not even really trying to live like Jesus.
Do not be surprised at the evil in this world. God said it would come, just don’t be the one to bring it.
There are many believers who believe in word, but not in action. Which one are you?
Are you contributing to the terribleness of this world by not telling others of Jesus?
Or are you living for Jesus and spreading His message to hold at bay the evilness of the devil?
I pray today that you will know Jesus and His will for your life; that you know the hope you have in Jesus; that you will not fear the evil of this world; and that you will spread the gospel message of Jesus to this world.