3 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 such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
2 Timothy 3:1-9 (NIV)1
This passage reminds me that we will not through our earthly lives without seeing some of these behaviors in our world. A lot of them, we have already seen.
I read somewhere last week that the 8-year-old boy who died in Boston last Monday had a sister who was injured in the bombing. She lost a leg. Since then, I read where she wanted to be a dancer when she grew up. Today, I discover the fact that she is in first grade.
We have to believe that God will help her and her parents through these issues. I have to believe that God will take care of this innocent little girl and her parents.
When my husband turned on the television this afternoon, the funeral of one of the two women who died was being shown. I couldn’t watch. But, there again, I have to trust God. I have to believe these victims and their families will receive justice.
Father: Please, please help us all as we deal with terrible tragedies that we will face before we will see You. We love You and believe in You. We have this hope that You will give us peace. We will give You praise and glory. In the name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN.
1.Scripture from Bible Gateway.