Commentary By: Gordon King
Have you ever really thought about what the apostle Paul told us regarding what men’s hearts would be like in the last days?
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! “
How many people do you know today that have at least some of these traits? I actually know of several people personally who have most if not all of these traits!
The point is that society is changing quickly, and many people today do have most of these traits if not all of them. The proud, the arrogant, boasters, lovers of themselves, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, despisers of good, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God!
If you try to point out some of these characteristics to them they become more arrogant, boastful, and proud! There is no winning when dealing with them, for everything that comes out of their mouth is in their favor. They seek their own ego building, their own self-righteousness. This is why the apostle Paul tells us to turn away from such people!
This type of person is antichrist, denying Jesus Christ as Lord. They give no thanks for what they have, nor do they acknowledge that it has been given to them from God!
1 John 2:22
“Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.“
And he who denies that Jesus Christ is Lord will also be denied before our Father in heaven.
“But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.”
The ways of the world are foolish, it is only with God that we are made wise.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.“
The times are here when the world makes their own ways, when they decide what is the truth and what is a lie. When they turn aside from the truth and follow the doctrines of demons and fables!
2 Timothy 4:3-4
“3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.“
Mockers and scoffers are flourishing in the world today. They live their lives according to the lust in their hearts, making a mockery of the things of God!
2 Peter 3:3-4
The entire world seems to be coming against Christ, and instead supporting Islam and the combining of all religions into an interfaith religion. Christians are being slaughtered throughout the world, yet we do not hear much outcry, nor do we see much in the way of defending them! False prophets and teachers are on the rise, deception in the world is at an all time high. Lawlessness is abounding, and the love of many is growing cold. And if all these things are true, then just how much longer do we have before the second coming of Christ?!
2 Peter 3:17-18
“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”
God bless my friends! Maranatha!