Yesterday I went to my favorite cafe in the southside so I could spend some time with God and his word. I was reading 2 Timothy and I found these verses quite interesting:
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV)
Aren’t we in these last days already? I read this and I look around to see it is already prevalent in our world today. A letter written in the first century to be quite accurate about the circumstances of today’s world puts me in awe - this verse isn’t the factor that convinced me to believe in the Bible, but it sure does strengthen that belief. And being that we are in such “terrible times” already and these being the “last days”, to me it’s a wake-up call that we all need God. This verse speaks to me that there is such an urgency for that need, for me to deeply embrace that need, and for others to whole-heartedly accept it as well.
I realize that whenever something doesn’t feel “right”, I result to shopping… or online window shopping, where I put stuff in my cart and never buy them. Why. I can’t even.