Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Don't Become "Such" A Person...

But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].

For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an... inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.

[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.

[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them]. ~2 Timothy 3:1-5

LET US NOT BECOME such a person! Do not let your heart turn ugly from this mad crazy world. Stand bold in the Light and hold onto the truth! There is indeed still beauty around us EVERY day. Turn off the media and step out. Love one another and care for those around you. Every person that is in your life, is in your life for a reason. Don't pass up any opportunity to share the ultimate gift. Don't forget what you were created for! You have a great purpose... if you choose it