2 Timothy 3:1-9 – “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.” NKJV
The Bible is replete with warnings about the condition of events and people in the Last Days, a time I believe we are now living. When you review this list of conditions and characteristics of people in this time period it almost sounds like a ‘newspaper headline’ for today.
Consider the description:
“Men will be lovers of themselves, money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, and having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
Does that describe the condition of much of the world today or what? We are urged or instructed to ‘turn away’ from this sort of individual or individuals and told that they will infiltrate families, churches, organizations, etc. and deceive people not just women but the gullible. These are ‘ever learning’ but never coming to the knowledge of truth and captivate and capture those of the same ilk. Those of corrupt minds will be participants in the affairs of this type of individual.
The Last Days will bring trouble and if we are to come through this time of peril we must reject and resist the temptation to participate in the schemes of ‘evil people.’ We must turn our hearts and minds to the Lord Jesus Himself and ‘seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.’ We must always ‘shun the very appearance of evil.’ We must seek the ‘love of God’ to be spread throughout our entire being, our heart, mind, soul, and spirit.
If we do not want to become entrapped by the devices of the devil in these Last Days, we must recognize and reject this type of mentality and person. Try to win them but never participate in their devices.
God be with you as you go through your day!