As Jesus gave His disciples a private enlightening lesson on what would become a publicly dark time in Jerusalem’s future He said, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:11-14, NKJV)
What Jesus warned His people about then is something that the church must still keep in mind today as it can still sadly be seen to some extent in the lives of many former brothers and sisters in Christ. When the faith becomes old in our heart, the evil will grow bold and push out the love that we are called to have for each other.
Faith Old, Evil Bold, Love Cold – It will get us somewhere, but it won’t take us to the end that Jesus talked about.
“And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart:” (1 Peter 1:22, BBE)