The Time Is Now

2 Timothy 4:3-5For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – The time is now. It describes not only the world, but many churches today.

My Advice – There will be many times that you face such “doctrines.” Keep your head. Remember what you were taught, and the truth that you have believed. Keep your ears tuned to the truth and you will be able to distinguish the myths.

Worthy of Persecution?

2 Timothy 3:12Everyone who wants to live a Godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. (NIV 1978)

My Musings – Jesus told us to not be surprised if people hate us, because they hated Him first. Thus, if we want to live like Him, we will most likely be treated that way He was treated.

My Advice – Don’t be surprised that people ridicule you, treat you with contempt or treat you badly because they know you are a Christian.  Do not be ashamed either.  Accept it proudly (but not arrogantly) as a badge of honor that bears witness to the fact that you are “worthy” to be so identified with Jesus.