“Devotions From the Heart”
“Godlessness in the Last Days”
July 19, 2018
Are you troubled by the evil you see around you every day? The evil revival of the age likened to the descriptions and admonitions of God’s Word of the evils of Sodom & Gomorrah, increased hatred, godlessness, rebellion as described as the “last days”? Well, my dear brethren, be of good cheer for God is in charge and press on with the message of the saving grace of Christ. God is sovereign and controls His universe and all that is in it. Judgment is coming upon this sinful, evil and ungodly world by our Creator and those that are not His children will be judged by His righteous judgment forever. As the Bible teaches us to be of good cheer, press on serving Christ and His gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and pray for the lost as we are surely in “the last days.”
“Therefore, brothers (sisters), be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.” 2 Peter 1:10
Godlessness in the Last Days – 2 Timothy 3:1-9
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.”
“Even in gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within. Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, because unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God’s gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts. Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despise that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing before him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very different from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, real Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have been artful men, who, by pretences and flatteries, creep into the favour and confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful. All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every new notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptian magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, Satan can deceive the nations and the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.”-Matthew Henry
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