Perilous Times

2 Timothy 3:1-5
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.

We have indeed come to the last days of earth’s history. How long those last days will be only God knows.

Everywhere you look crime is increasing. Everywhen yoi look it seems like people have become so cold and unfeeling. Videos are posted of people suffering immense pain or actual footage of them taking their last breath, and yet these videos and photos seem to get so much viewing inspire of their graphic nature. 

When peoole see others injured, instead of trying to help, the first thing that people do is take out their cellphones and turn on their cameras.

There  no natural affection.

We are not moved by compassion. Love, honesty, integrity, peace, joy are so rare.

Yet, the Bible has told us that despite the immense darkness that has and will engulf the world in these last days, God’s people will shine as lights.

When the darkness is most intense, the light will be at it’s brightest! God’S people will shine amid the darkness that we see all around us.

Will you be one who let’s your light shine?

 

 

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Power without Love and Wisdom

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We have been following the passage of Hurricane Irma through the Caribbean. This is such a massive, powerful hurricane that no one in this generation has seen the likes of before.

It has decimated the island of Barbuda and left if “uninhabitable” with around 95% of the homes being damaged.

My heart hurts for those who have suffered the devastion that this hurricane has caused.

As I look at the sheer power of this hurricane, with wind gusts as high as 225mph, I can see nothing but the destructive force of raw power.

Raw power is destructive.

Look at when volcanoes erupt or tsunamis make landfall; when tornados sweep through neighbourhoods or wild fires ravage cities- power that is destructive.

Power without wisdom or love is destructive.

This is why there always had to be an all-wise God of love. If there wasn’t, and only power existed, there wouldn’t be life. The sheer power needed to create something from nothing would have been so destructive if it was done by power alone, that the life that it sought to create would been destroyed by its raw, untamed power.

But God, the creator of heaven and earth, is both omnipotent, all-wise and is infinite love. He upholds and sustains all things by His power, wisdom and love.

In order for there to be life, there must be a God of not only infinite power, but also infinite wisdom and infinite love!

 

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