Love or ?

Paul certainly proved himself a prophet when he wrote: "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons" (1 Tim. 4:1).

And when he predicted: "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these" (2 Tim. 3:1-5), he foresaw exactly what would transpire. Sounds like he was describing life in the twenty-first century.

But, then there's the flip side of that coin too. Peter stated it wisely, Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. 1 Peter 1:8-9

Even in a dysfunctional world, we can continue to do what Jesus has echoed throughout the decades..."love one another". Seems to me that if we choose to go this way that we will be able to overcome the enemies strategy to destroy your joy and turn your heart toward the ugly things of this world. No wonder the Bible says, "Fix your eyes on the author and finisher of your faith." Hebrews 12:3.

Let's think of the good things of life and let's fix our thoughts on Jesus and the love He modeled. Show and demonstrate God's love by doing acts of kindness in Jesus' Name every day. You will find joy in life if you do. 

AuthorDon Cowan