2 Timothy 4:3 NLT: For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
Child of God, now is the time to ask yourself if you are actually listening to sound doctrines or focusing on what your desires want to hear. Paul was speaking to Timothy about a time when the trend will change from listening to whatever people want rather than the truth about Christ and salvation. I believe that the time is now because many people are no longer interested in listening to the truth. They want it their way. If you tell them otherwise, they will seek for another preacher who will encourage them in their lies.
Jesus says only the truth can make you free and He is the truth. John 8:32. Whether you understand it or not, there is an after life. That is life after death. If it is not true, then the coming of Jesus is false. But it is true because Jesus came from that life into our world, bringing us eternal life. Why allow what is temporal to influence your life? All the lies will end suddenly and it will be too late to seek for the truth.
Remember, only the living can repent. Also the truth is only beneficial to the living here on earth. After this life, you will no longer need the truth to make a decision, for you will be with the Truth Himself if you accept Him now in this life. The father of lies (the devil) is eagerly awaiting those who have rejected the truth in this life. Do not be deceived. Decide today to seek out and listen only to sound doctrines that you may grow in the truth.
Declare to yourself loud: I will only listen to sound doctrines.
- Oh Lord my God, send preachers with sound doctrines my way.
- Holy Spirit, guide my heart desires to always seek out for the truth.
- Thank God for the gift of life and His son Jesus Christ.
- Please add your personal intentions.