5.4. The Last Days – Missing the mark? – 4 of 7

Verse for Today:

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. – 2 Tim 3:1-5

Watching that movie Armageddon was really intense. Will they save the world from the next ice age to hit the earth? When something is about to end it really matters what you have been doing in the process between the start and end. Many religions have an end of day scenario.

The Bible depicts it as not a nice time. To see what it is really about we will apply the AB thinking to compare the two.

            Terrible                                         –                              Good

  1.   Lover of Yourself                                       –                                   Lover of God
  2.   Lovers of Money                                        –                                   Lover of People
  3.   Boatful about themselves                       –                                   Boast in God
  4.   Proud about themselves                          –                                   Proud about God
  5.   Abusive                                                          –                                  Encouraging
  6.   Disobedient to their parents                  –                                   Obedient to their parents
  7.   Ungrateful                                                    –                                   Grateful
  8.   Unholy                                                           –                                   Set apart for God
  9.   Without Love                                               –                                   Loving
  10.   Unforgiving                                                  –                                   Forgiving peoples hurting you
  11.   Slanderous                                                    –                                   Complimenting people
  12.   Without self control                                   –                                   Self Control
  13.   Brutal                                                              –                                   Gentle
  14.   Not Lovers of the Good                              –                                   Lover of the Good
  15.   Treacherous                                                   –                                   Honest
  16.   Rash                                                                 –                                   Thoughtful
  17.   Conceited                                                       –                                   Humble
  18.   Lovers of Pressure                                       –                                   Lovers of God
  19.   Form of Godliness                                        –                                  Powerful walk with God

On which side do you find yourself mostly today? If you look at the world we can say we live in the last days.

In the end it says have nothing to do with the terrible side.

Prayer for Today:

Lord in the end it is a choice about the good or the terrible. Your choices will determine on which side you are on. Lord help me to choose you rather than the world. Amen.

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