“1 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”
Turn on the news, it wont take long to see the sad and devastating situations going on not just in the world but in America. People are losing their way, losing hope, and losing their minds. Just the other day a 20 year old male entered the Garden State Plaza mall shot a few rounds and was later found dead from what is believed to have been suicide. YOLO, you only live once, so you might as well do as you please, do what makes you happy, what makes you feel good. It is no longer about doing what is right or being responsible. People are seeking self-pleasure, concerned more about satisfying their own personal selfish desires rather than doing the will of God.
It is becoming more and more common to “turn up” and do as you please rather then do as you should. With all that is going on it can be easy to get distracted and have our judgement clouded. We as believers need to stand strong and not conform to the world. We need to continue to grow spiritually and build our foundation in the Lord. It will not always be easy, at times we may be the minority and our associates may attempt to use peer pressure to get us to participate in their activities. But instead lean on the word of God. Use what you have learned and have been taught to not only remain focused and make wise decisions but to also help others turn their life around and walk righteously. “12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Stay Thirsty My Friends