Be Careful What You Love

In the last days people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. From 2 Timothy 3:1-9

How quickly do you recognize danger? When something or someone puts your walk with God in jeopardy, do you recognize the threat immediately? If you choose the wrong thing to love, eventually you will realize something. You’ll find yourself in a place where God can not accomplish His purpose for your life.

Our purpose gets lost when the things of the world intrude on the things of God. We do what we love to do. It’s easy to be drawn into sin when we allow ourselves to love anything or anyone more than God. We have the power of choice and Paul shares his secret with Timothy for living a life of honor. Once we perceive a danger to our relationship with God, “Flee,” Paul says, “and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:22-23.

We have the power of choice to do just that. Flee.

Every day we are faced with amazing opportunities to ruin our lives in this culture.

We have to love Jesus. Not just walk around Him. Not just know about Him. But love Him. Fall in love with Him. There’s no greater danger for us than to walk around Jesus (having a form of godliness but denying His power) and not fall in love with Him.

Are you watching for danger signs? How will you respond to them when they show up on your doorstep?

FATHER, we are assaulted by the things of the world every day. Danger lurks in some form in all the things of the world. Help us today, O God, to recognize danger before it arrives, before it can take root in us. Then help us be obedient to You, O God. Help us to remember the power of our choices. Show us the way and the time to flee, so we can continue to pursue an honorable life that glorifies You in everything we say and do. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.