Thursday, July 11, 2019
As political as I get:
2 Timothy 3
"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant,
revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving,
irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal,
haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness,
although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
For among them are those who enter into households and
captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various
impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge
of the truth...
...Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience,
love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened
to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions
I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse,
deceiving and being deceived.
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become
convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that
from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able
to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which
is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching,
for reproof,for correction, for training in righteousness;
so that the man of God maybe adequate,
equipped for every good work."
"I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing
and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season
and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate
for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will
turn aside to myths.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship,
do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
Sisters, let us keep our eyes on Jesus!
"Therefore, since we have so great
a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us also lay aside every encumbrance
and the sin which so easily entangles us,
and let us run with endurance the race
that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author
and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him
endured the cross, despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand
of the throne of God.
For consider Him who has endured such
hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary
and lose heart."
Praise and Glory to our great God!