“But understand this, that in the last days difficult times will come.”
2 Timothy 3.1
The apostle Paul prepares his son in the faith, Timothy, for the worst. The last days are now. The difficult times in the church have come because of people’s sins, 2 Tim 3.2-4. Timothy must know how to deal with them, v. 5. He must know how to recognize them, v. 5, and what their tactics are, v. 6-7. Here’s what they’re really doing, v. 8, but their reach will have its limits, 9.
Understanding our times will give us ways to cope and keep us from falling into helplessness. What signs of difficult times do you see?