TURN AWAY FROM THE FLESH
2Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Brothers, does not the above four verses sound like the time in which we live. Yes it does, for we are now in the last days, God's word teaches us that we are indeed in the days of his soon appearing.
2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Paul tells us in verse five that those in this day will have a form of godliness, but that they will deny his power, and that from those people we are to turn away.
Brothers, there are so many today who profess to be godly, but do not act godly. They deny the power of God by not trusting in him for their needs, but rather they depend upon themselves and other men for their needs. Doing this my friend is denying the power of God. We are to turn away, and have no part with those who walk in and after the flesh. We know that when we accepted Jesus Christ that our flesh died and we were made a new creature. Praise God!
2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Timothy 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Timothy 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
We know the truth, and are to walk in that truth. God's holy word gives us wisdom, through faith, unto salvation in Christ Jesus. Brothers walk in His light, and turn from the flesh, but rather trust in God for all things.
God Bless you my brothers,