Acting Oppositely

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Today's reading: 2 Timothy 3:1-9

If I didn't know better, I'd think Paul had the 21st century in mind as he wrote 2 Timothy 3:1-9. His words so accurately depict the general attitude and mindset of the world today. While Paul gives us information about what to expect with regard to end-times, he also puts before us, quite clearly, an example of the mindset and behaviors God doesn't want to see in us or coming out of us as believers.

Wouldn't it be nice if these types of sinful behaviors were no longer part of our lives once we received Christ as our Savior? Unfortunately, that isn't the case. We all still have that sin nature in us, and it's constantly warring against our desire to do what's right and good. And oh the allure of that subtle and sinful inner voice that tells us life should be all about us and whatever we want (Romans 7:14-25).

Take a look back over Paul's list of behaviors and identify one or two areas you have a propensity to stumble in (for me it's pride and self-centeredness). Do a little self-assessment to see how you're doing. Then ask God to help you resist the temptation to slide back into that particular behavior and to avoid the others in this list. Tami

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Tami, I have finally found a time for my quiet time many distraction that got my attention this morning.

Wouldn't it be nice if these types of sinful behaviors were no longer part of our lives once we received Christ as our Savior? I say a loud and clear"YES"!!

To answer your question "identify one or two areas you have a propensity to stumble in" I am ashamed to admit by I have are ungrateful,unappeasable, and without self control and because I am guilty of these, then I must be unholy too.
Dear Heavenly Father I confess that I am tempted to yield to the above sins help me to resist these temptations and help me to avoid even thinking of doing the sins. In Jesus' Name, Amen

I did take sometime to see what these two men did to oppose Moses besides what Paul states here they oppose the truth. They were magicians/jugglers they limited with their magical powers. They did follow for a time with Moses but later they opposed the truth that Moses was teaching them. They looked so much like Moses' action but they had chosen not to follow the truth and they were able to deceive those who were not grounded in the Word that was being taught to them by Moses.

Today people are wanting to hear how good they are and ignore our sins and sinful nature.

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