THE WORD FOR TODAY
2 Timothy 3-4 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
1 Timothy 3:1-5 1 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!
This is happening today…right now…this very moment. What Paul prophesied in our text is coming true in the world around us this very moment. For three days television has been buzzing about the feud between David Letterman and The Palin Family. The controversy is over his absolutely irreverent jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughter. His lack of remorse shows his pride and his legions of fans who tell Sarah, “Oh it’s just a joke…” just get over it are not better than he is.
Paul’s cure for a world full of people that he described is simple, “From such people turn away.” If millions of Christians would not watch David Letterman he would not have an audience. If millions of Christians would not watch “All My Children” then the show would have to be canceled and television would not be bombarded with unholy of images of marriage. If the millions of Americans who claim to be Christian joined the boycott against PepsiCo they would have no choice but pull their support of “Gay” causes…support in the millions of dollars.
Paul said, “Turn away from these people.” In fact what we must do is turn away from these people and TURN TOWARD God…He is our only HOPE.
LORD, help me this day to turn away from that which brings harm to You and Your Holy Name…cause me to be sensitive to what I hear, where I go and who I listen to…help me to turn away from people who are: lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power…help me Lord not to be counted amongst them…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!