2 Timothy 3:1-5 - Picture of the Last Days.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV) 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 
- 5 having a form of godliness but denying its 
power. Have nothing to do with them.  


   The last days is a period of time 
that actually began with the life and ministry of 
Christ on earth (Heb. 1:1-2). However, the NT 
indicates that the last days refers particularly 
to the state of the church before the coming of 
Christ. These shall be perilous times, that 
is, difficult, hard to deal with. This is 
the same word used in Matt. 8:28 to describe the 
Gadarene demoniac. Because people will believe the 
doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1ff), this world will 
become a demonic graveyard just as in Gadara. 
We are in those days now! 
   Self-love will be the hallmark of the 
last days. This self-love will lead to a grasping 
attitude and a boastful spirit. Boasters really 
means swaggerers. True affection will almost 
disappear; unnatural affection will prevail. 
Incontinent means intemperate; fierce means 
savage, and savage conduct is certainly evident 
today. Heady means reckless; and we 
surely live in a reckless age, whether you look at 
the speed of travel, the waste of money, or the 
carelessness of human lives. 
   Verses 5-8 indicate that there will be 
plenty of religion in the last days, but it will be 
a mere imitation, a form of godliness without 
the life-changing power of God. The departing 
from the faith that Paul predicted in 2 Thes. 2 
is upon us today, yet there is still plenty of 
religion! The Bible continues to be a national 
best-seller, yet the crime rate increases and problems 
multiply. True Christians are in the minority. These 
false teachers of Pauls day preyed especially 
upon women who were loaded with sins and led 
astray by their lusts, women who were ever 
learning but who never really came to an 
understanding of the truth.  
   Paul compared the apostate teachers to 
the Egyptian magicians Jannes and Jambres, who 
opposed Moses by imitating what he did (Ex. 7:11ff). 
Satan is an imitator, and his imitation gospel and 
church will spread in the last days. But just as 
Moses overcame these imitators by the power of God 
coming in great judgment, so Christ will ultimately 
overcome these latter-day deceivers. From such 
turn away! warns Paul (v. 5). Timothy was not 
to get involved with Christ-denying deceivers, 
even if it meant being branded as a crank. 
[Wiersbe Expository Outlines] 


   Photos are precious, but social media has 
distorted the timehonored tradition of memory making 
for me. At some point I started to feel as if I 
were staging my life rather than living it.  
   Getting the family to all look at the 
camera for a few vacation pictures felt like a 
professional photo shoot. Relocating our fun a few feet 
to the left. Or having the kids strike a 
once-spontaneous pose for the fourth time. Or actually 
interrupting a magical moment to make sure I caught it 
with my smartphone. Ick. Lets not even talk 
about posting or answering comments. It had to 
   Most of our family, including our older 
kids, live a distance away, so social media does 
help us keep in touch, but I want to be present 
for the memories. Undistracted.  
   Ive learned that no matter how many 
likes a post gets, my true audience of close 
friends and family is pretty small. They know me and 
like me, post or not, but ultimately, mine is an 
audience of One, who knows the hearts and stories 
behind the pictures intimately, without my having 
to post a single one.  
   Today, I still snap photos but not as 
many and not as staged. And I only post a few 
times a week, no more 24-7 newsreel. Best of all, 
the people I love still love me. Just like 
Jesus. by Isabella Yosuico  
   Faith Step: Meditate on Matthew 6:33. 
Reorder your priorities and seek first the 
kingdom of God  and all these things will be 
added to you. (ESV) [Mornings With Jesus 2020 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Matthew 6:33 - SEEKING GOD FIRST:



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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