This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)
Today's Morsel: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher said, "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." As we observe the world today, based on Paul's instruction to Timothy, and the things that we see taking place in the world, we can see some people's character. Wrong is voted over right. Lies are accepted over truth. Perversion is accepted over good, true, and correctness. Injustice is accepted over justices. And we wonder why the world we live in is turned upside down. So many people don't value character. It isn't taught in schools, it isn't taught in many churches, or even in many homes anymore. People are afraid to speak out against wrong. Isaiah put it plainly when he wrote: "For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment" (Isaiah 59:12-15). As Jesus told Pilate, "My kingdom is not of this world." His kingdom is a righteous kingdom and those that plan to enter it with Him must be righteous too. Truth is always truth no matter who says it isn't.
Sing: All over the world, the Spirit it's moving, All over the world, like the prophet said it would be. All over the world, there's a mighty revelation, of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Thought for Today: "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher