Reading the Signs of the Times: The Descent Into Moral Corruption
Our Reading the Signs of the Times series has been inspired by my friend and author Steve Miller. Steve’s book, "Foreshadows: 12 Megaclues That Jesus' Return Is Nearer Than Ever," shares greater detail on topics included in this series.
Our next sign on our road trip is the descent into moral corruption. Jesus said his return to earth will be like the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37). Genesis 6:5 speaks specifically to the culture on earth during those days: “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
One other interesting thing to note about the days of Noah, however, is that while the wickedness was great, people were eating, drinking, and living as though nothing was actually wrong. They lived unconcerned about the evil surrounding and growing in their midst.
The love of self will be prevalent (2 Timothy 3:1-5). There will be an increased rejection of truth. The church’s influence will decline and wane. Many will move away from truth to please themselves and be accepted by the world.
In all of this shaking sand, always remember that God’s Word is true (John 17:17). Regularly remind yourself that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6).
And make sure that as the world becomes increasingly darker, as Jesus's follower you are shining brighter as his light in his world (Matthew 5:16).
Live for Jesus!
Be his light!
For his return is drawing near.