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But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
2 Timothy 3:1

Random thoughts flowing from a lectio on 2 Timothy 3:1-9

  • If Timothy had to be warned of last day’s stench, how much more do we?
  • The make-me-happy, entertainment culture of some churches makes God sick.
  • The I’m-not-getting-my-needs-met mentality of some alleged Christ-followers makes God sick.
  • The just-pray-about-it apathy of some church leader’s makes God sick.
  • The but-they-have-such-heart justification of some ministry leaders makes God sick.
  • The self-righteous, they-won’t-do-what-I-say complaints of some influential Christians make God sick.
  • The arrogant, narrow pronouncements of theology students make God sick.

Something stinks in the church. Yes, God is in control. But, he has called us to be his partners, and if the stink is making God sick, then what is it doing to us?

God, help me be discerning and brave, while remaining loving.


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