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Bible Challenge – 2 Timothy 3

“You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” v. 1-5 (NLT)

Are we living in the last days?  If you compare our world to the way Paul describes the last days it is easy to see some similarities. However no-one knows when their last day will be.  Because of this, we should have a since of urgency about how we live and who we live for.

Two words sum up the attitudes and habits of people living in the last days, those two words are pride and selfishness.  Pride causes us to feel and live as if we don’t need anyone. It’s the, “I am good enough” or “not that bad” syndrome. Selfishness on the other hand, causes us to only look for what makes us happy.  Both of these attitudes keep us from the Heart of God.  A prideful person doesn’t see the need for God and therefore doesn’t trust Him with the details of his or her life.  A selfish person lives a life totally opposite of the life God calls us to live,  looking at themselves, instead of looking at others.  If you look at your life, would you see these two things anywhere?

Today, will you read this passage and think about these two attitudes.  Will you ask God to help you deal with pride and selfishness? Then commit to begin to live each day as a gift taking advantage of each situation you are given.

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