There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
-2 Timothy 3:1-5
As I read this the other day, I thought how perfectly Paul described the people of this nation at this time all in a letter written almost two thousand years ago.
Yes, I realize this description could have applied to many nations at different times including the people of Israel, Greece, and Rome. No, I don’t necessarily believe that the existence of these traits in our nation indicates that we are the approaching the biblical end times.
It does mean (to me) that we are a people, a nation, in need of revival. We, as a nation, need to turn our lives and attention back to God, back to what is right and just instead of focusing on maximizing our individual pleasure, power and wealth. It may not be the “last days” that Paul spoke of in this letter to Titus but if we don’t turn our country around it may well be the last days of this nation.
Pray for our leaders (even those you don’t agree with), pray for our people and for revival…for a turning back to God and to what is right and just.