I came across a passage in 2 Timothy that reminds we’re very near the last days as it is unveiled to us in the Book of Revelation. In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we are reminded to watch for these signs of the last days. Check out this list of adjectives Paul uses to describe the people in the last days. How many adjectives or descriptives do you see in people around the world or in your own home?
It’s clear we’re getting closer to the last days on this planet. It’s exciting to see bible prophecy fulfilled, but it also reminds us to search, reach out, and help the unsaved find Jesus Christ.
It’s interesting to read the same passage from different bible translations. I like how the The Message Bible translates this passage. I formatted the text in a bullet list to make it easier to see the words.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be:
06. Contemptuous of Parents
12. Impulsively Wild
17. Bloated Windbags
18. Addicted to Lust
19. and Allergic to God
20. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals.
Stay clear of these people.”
Here is a translation of the same verses from my everyday bible I study, The New King James:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
The next time you read the newspaper or watch the news jot down how many people descriptives or adjectives from this list you read or heard. We are living in the end times and I for one don’t want to be left behind, but be ready with my family and friends at any given moment.
My wife, Kimberly, read this “last days” post and thought I was talking about our own family. I would say our rabbit, Dash, is “Impulsively Wild” for starters.