In his second letter to Timothy, Saint Paul warns his young protege´ of the dangers that lie ahead for Christians. Sound familiar?
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!2 Timothy 3.1-5 NLT
As Christians, we must always examine our hearts and motives first to make sure we are not becoming like the world around us, the world Saint Paul describes above. But we have been warned and it is vital that we take care of each other, trusting in the power and grace of Christ to see us through. We are to fight the good fight, resisting Sin and Evil at every turn, again, starting with ourselves, and living to imitate and please Christ in all we do.
Amen. Come Lord Jesus.