8 - Are these the Last Days (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Luke 21:28 (KJV) "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
"This know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful…"
2 Timothy 3:2.
The most missing words in our society are, ‘thank-you’. We live in a world where man is the product of his own efforts. We value ourselves and are proud of our own accomplishments. ‘I did it my way.’ Everything we have we deserve because of our abilities and intellect. We don’t even hear ‘thank-you’ for small acts of kindness. Next time someone does you a favor say “thank-you’ and watch the reaction you get.
However, the people of God should be thankful people, for they realize how much they have been given. One of the characteristics of the last days is a lack of thanksgiving, according to 2 Timothy 3:2. Wicked people will be “ungrateful.”
First Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Did you catch that? Give thanks in all circumstances. Thankfulness should be a way of life for us, naturally flowing from our hearts and mouths.
And thank God often for his son and his blessings.