Jun 8, 2017
As Paul goes deeper into his letter to Timothy, the urgency of his message can be tangibly felt. He warns Timothy about a pseudo-godliness that will mark the last days – the days in which he lived and in which we still exist today. We live more than 2,000 years after these words were written, but they are as applicable now as they were the day Paul penned them. While the world has enjoyed much in the way of technological, medical and scientific advances, our moral trajectory has been anything but upward. Mankind’s love affair with sin is evident all around us. And while religion still plays a significant role in our day and age, it has done little to change the ethical and moral decline of society. In many cases, it has been a key contributor to the problem. Money, materialism, pleasure and self-determination are the gods of our age – just as they were in Timothy’s day. And while our goal remains godliness, it is no easier to achieve now than it was then.