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  • William T. Howe Ph.D.

December 16, 2021

Daily Reading: II Timothy 1-4


II Timothy 3:1

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.


Then he gives 19 characteristics of that time.


1. People being lovers of self

2. Covetous

3. Boasters

4. Proud

5. Blasphemers

6. Disobedient to parents

7. Unthankful

8. Unholy

9. Without natural affection

10. Trucebreakers

11. False accusers

12. Incontinent

13. Fierce

14. Despisers of those that are good

15. Traitors

16. Heady

17. High-minded

18. Love pleasure more than God

19. Having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.


Then he states…from such turn away.


God’s people are told to turn away from those who hold these characteristics. Please do not pass by this too quickly. Consider first whether or not any of these have sneaked into your life or thinking. Second, consider the fact that we are to love these individuals, yet not be so involved with them that they draw us into the same. Third, think about this in light of the leaders we choose. Fourth, think about this in relation to the movies, tv programs and other recreation in which we become involved. Fifth, measure all thoughts, intents of the heart, and manner of life according to this checklist. Sixth, when you see these things greatly increase know the time is short.


In Luke 21:28 Jesus spoke of some other events, but perhaps the Lord would not be displeased with me quoting them here in relation to this list. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.


So, until tomorrow, live for Christ today.

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