Paul says lots of stuff in the Bible, lots of very good stuff. But since I'm still hung up on the End Times, I'm going to stick to what he says about that particular topic.
In 2 Timothy 3:1-9 he says: But understand this, in the last days there will come timesof difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness but denying its power.
WOW! It's almost like Paul looked ahead into our time and could see what was coming. He is totally describing the people of today. And I know you could say there have always been people like that but it's difficult today to NOT find people like that because there are so many of them. The general population is filled to overflowing with the types of people Paul is talking about. Truely God fearing, faithful, humble people are getting to be few and far between.
And that makes me think of another verse: Matthew 9:37 Jesus tells his Disciples: The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.
There are so many lost people in this world- millions, if not billions, of them. So very lost, suffering apart from God. And there are so few people who are willing to go to them, to show them the way to the Cross. We are living in the End Times...and before much longer, it will be too late for the lost.
Matthew 7:13-14 says: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few
Many will follow the wrong path because no one shows them the right one. They are blind to it. We, as God's children, cannot sit idly by and watch as they walk into an eternity apart from God. How many of these lost people would give their hearts to God if they had been told the truth by someone who showed them the love of God? It breaks my heart to think of all these people who die in their sin without ever hearing God's truth, never knowing they have a Savior who loved them enough to die for them.
Because we stand silent.
The days grow short. Will you be a worker with me? Will you stand up and join me in the fight to win one more soul for the kingdom of God? You win one more. I win one more and those two go win one more each and the numbers grow and grow.
I refuse to turn my back and do nothing while people suffer!