2 Timothy 3
(1-9) Godlessness in the Last Days
In the last days before Jesus the Christ returns, many people will become as people were in Noah’s day and Lot’s day. They will engage in all sorts of evil and godlessness. They will hate good and only have love for themselves. We must be careful not to let this type of behavior define our lives, and we must avoid those people who do engage in such behavior. These are people who do not get very far in getting close to God.
(10-17) All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
Because of his faith, Paul has been persecuted and endured much suffering, but he is also aware of and thankful for the safety and deliverance that God has never failed to provide him. He goes on to tell us that all who desire to live a godly life in Jesus the Christ will be persecuted. If we don’t want to experience persecution and suffering then there’s no need for us to follow Jesus the Christ. And suffering doesn’t always have to come from outside sources. Suffering on account of Christ can also include denying ourselves things that we may really want or giving up our comfort zone in order to go someplace where God has called us.
While evil people and impostors will continue deceiving and being deceived, those who follow Christ must continue in the Word of God and hold firm to our faith.
Favorite verse: (16) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.