It’s perplexing to keep hearing the bizarre and senseless behavior of people in the news. But then, I’m reminded of what the Bible (God’s Word) says. The letter Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy is relevant to our society and culture today, now that we’re closer to the end times, whether you believe it or not. Here’s what he wrote (2 Timothy 3:1-5):
“Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.”
When I call to mind what Apostle Paul said, it helps me see things from a spiritual perspective. As burdensome as it is to hear and see the fulfillment of Scripture, I have to stay grounded in my belief that God’s Word is the ultimate truth, and that the hope for all mankind is a “true” relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I must be consistent in my call to do what I’ve been empowered to do, namely because God predestined me to be born for such a time as this. I understand that I can’t save the world, but with the attitude of Esther, I am committed to doing my part and trusting God to hear my prayer…”Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Luke 11:2).
In case you are also perplexed by the bizarre and senseless behavior of people, just remember we’re living in the difficult times Apostle Paul warned Timothy about. Hopefully, you will stand firmly on the solid foundation of God’s Word, and enjoy the abundant life that Christ promised to all that would accept Him as Lord—don’t be naive.