Good Morning December 1

Almost weekly we are hearing reports of violent deaths, people taking up guns or knives to let out their aggression on those they think offended them.  A day’s new is just one in a series of attacks we’ve herd about over the past few years. What is happening? There are other things occurring, the likes of which we’ve not seen, or at lease seen in this degree. Paul wrote, “There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, …. without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, …. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power.”(II Timothy 3:1-5) I don’t make prediction about anything, but we are always wise to know the Scriptures, and to be observant of the things around us. The point above all, is that the more a society departs from the truth of God and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, the more evil the times become. In Christ alone is our security, our strength, and our hope. We may have to face trials in these times, but our hope is not in the world, but in the One who created it, and has chosen to occupy it with us in Jesus, the Christ.