2 Timothy 3:1-4 NIV 2011
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of all money, boastful proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
Paul’s second letter to Timothy reveals his concern for the church at Ephesus, left in the charge of Timothy. 2 Timothy 4:22, “The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you all.” Guard the gospel was his clarion call to Timothy. Paul, concerned with current events, writes of what would happen when God’s faithful rejected following His ways. The last days, referred to by many authors of the Bible do not necessarily refer to the time of Jesus’ return. Throughout the Bible God’s people veer off His path. Believers are either lovers of gold or lovers of God.
Will I drop or add the “l”? One letter keeps my eyes off of God. Many shiny objects get in my way daily. My quest is to navigate away from the worldly sirens toward the godly. Remaining in God’s Word is one way I keep my eyes focused on Him. Prayer is another. Reading this verse I thought I was hearing a news story or reading a trashy book. Racing after anything the world treasures, we loose our love for God.
What are we racing toward today?
Closely walking with God,