A Short Study of 2nd Timothy 3:1-4
2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Love is a word that is one of the most abused words in the world no matter what language it is spoken in.
I for one am sick to death of the love of this world and its abuse. What kind of love is it that causes men and women to live together without marriage? God calls it fornication.
Then there is the love that causes a couple to stand before a preacher, enter into a covenant before God and men promising to love, and cherish till death do us part.
In a few months or a few years the love dies or even turns to hate. I am sick of this kind of love.
What about mothers and fathers who have children and tell them how much they love them, then start using drugs and would rather give up their children than their drugs or alcohol?
I am sick of this sad excuse for love, aren’t you?
A couple gets married – one of them meets someone else and brings their new lover in over their children who abuses them, verbally or physically and they allow it for fear of losing their lover. Oh how sick am I of this love.
The world now rejoices in men loving men and women loving women, when on its face it is perverted and unscriptural, it is against nature itself.
Are you as sick of this kind of love as I am?
One thing all these “loves” I have mentioned have in common is a love of self…a love of pleasure.
But there is a LOVE that makes my heart full and thankful. The love of God for His elect that was manifested in the Son of His love. I rejoice that He loved us with an everlasting love, and that He commended his love to us while we were yet sinners.
It was His love for us that made Him go willing to the cross and shed His blood to cleanse us from our sins.
Bless His name – His love never changes. It is as God Himself – immutable. Having loved us when we were unlovable He will love us and keeps us from eternity to eternity.
By Donald Bell