Today in church the pastor spoke on 2 Tim. 3, he did a interesting way of demostrating all the wicked things that are listed there. He talked about how it says in the last days these things will abound and how all of these things root from selfishness. He listed all 18 on cards and called up people from the congregation to stand with them taped to them.
It was interesting because you realized how many thngs you are up against! It just kept going and going! The thing I found the most interesting was the part that these are people who are saying they do not believe in God, but “have a form of godliness.” and if you are “silly women” we can be “lead away captive”.
I find it is not the people who are saying that they are not christians, and are leading ungodly lifestyles that are the hardest to deal with, but it is the Christians who do just a few of these sins which lead back to breaking the greastest commandments. But I found hope in reading a bit farther……”But continue in that which you have learned and has been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. And as a child thou has known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2Tim3:14,15)
It gives me hope when I read that! It makes me realize that even though we and who I am more scared for, my children, if we teach them the word of God, and to have faith in Jesus, we have hope.
Something I heard someone say about that it is not the circumstances we are in that determine what we do or how we were taught, it is the choices we make with what we are given or what is around us. We all have choices to make, good or bad. We cannot blame what we did on who was around us or what happened to us as a child….We need to take the choices we have an dmake the best one for our life according to God’s pattern.