Life In These Last Days – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 11th

(Making Unpopular Choices For Christ)

TO THE BIBLE: 2 Timothy 3:1-2 TLB
“You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian. For people will love only themselves and their money; they will be proud and boastful, sneering at God, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful to them, and thoroughly bad.”

Our opening scripture says: “…In the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian.” Why is it going to be difficult for some in these last days?

It’s because of the choices they have to make—unpopular choices. I’m talking about such choices as standing for truth and righteousness, refusing to compromise your faith, sticking to the Word—doing what the Word says—rather than what’s convenient.

There’re those who are going to compromise and make decisions because of money and earthly favours. As a result, they’ll do the wrong things, things that aren’t consistent with the Christian walk.

That shouldn’t be you. Don’t make a decision in life because of popular opinion; never follow the crowd.

Remember what Jesus said: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). This is very instructive.

Let the knowledge of God’s Word—the wisdom of God—guide the choices and decisions that you make. It makes no difference that you’re the only one taking a stand for Jesus Christ and for the Gospel in your estate, neighbourhood, or school; keep at it. Refuse to compromise.

Rather, remain “…steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58 RSV).

Go Deeper
2 John 1:1-4; Colossians 1:9 AMPC; Hebrews 10:39

Dear Father, your wisdom is manifested more and more in and through your Church, and your Word is growing stronger in our hearts than ever before. We are filled with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, always abounding in the work of the Lord, strong in faith, and giving glory to God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Mark 14:53-72, Numbers 29-31
Matthew 22:1-14, Exodus 20

Make bold declarations about your faith in the Gospel today.

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