Are You A Sign of the Last Days?
Ps 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah
Here is a question that we need to ask ourselves every day, especially as the coming of Jesus Christ draws closer…
“Am I a sign of the ‘Last Days’?”
2Ti 3:-2 ¶ This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Maybe a better question to ask yourself is, “How unthankful am I?” to be truly truthful about the matter of unthankfulness in our own lives We can’t judge ourselves by others because others aren’t the standard \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\by which we will be judged. The Bible is the standard of judgment; therefore we must look at what the Bible says about how grateful we should be for all the benefits with which God daily loads us.
God commands us in Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
So if we aren’t thankful to God always for all things then we are with those about whom Paul is speaking..
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Th 5:18
. He deserves our thanks for His grace. Every benefit from the air we breathe to the salvation of our souls through the Blood of Jesus Christ, His Son these things are the evidence of God's grace on us. He deserves our thanks for His preservation and protection. He deserves our thanks for His everlasting mercy! He deserves all of the thanks that we can offer.
Have we thanked God for a global pandemic? He commands us to thank Him for all things. That includes the virus and the restrictions and the delays and difficulties that it has brought to us whether we have had the virus or not. Until we have done so we are part of the problem, and a sign of the times. We are unthankful and unholy…and need to humbly admit that we have sinned ad ask His forgivness.
We need to humbly make the self-sacrifice that is required to be in the position to worship our God. When our focus is on ourselves rather than on God, we will find it easy to fall into the trap of selfishness.