Paul wrote to Timothy about a time when believers would rather listen to fables from false teachers than sound doctrine from the word of God.
I don’t know exactly when this time started but it is definitely here with us today.
It seems that less and less believers are interested in the Bible these days, let alone good teaching from it.
Many do not even take a Bible to church or other Christian events or meetings.
Hold a meeting where you advertise “an experience with God” or a “manifestation of His glory cloud” or “see feathers and gold dust manifest” and you seem to get those from the church flocking.
Hold a meeting of “bible study” or “sound doctrine” and believers seem to stay away in their droves.
Yes, the time of 2 Timothy 4 v 3 and 4 is well and truly here with us.
Good teaching and sound doctrine, preaching with patience and understanding, is what we need to be changed and built up (2 Timothy 4 v 3).
The Holy Scriptures, rightly divided and taught, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is the agent for true change in this world.
Experiential manifestations may sound more entertaining but they will not result in lasting, permanent change.
Only the Word of God, bringing revelation and understanding about Jesus and His finished work will change you for the better.
Let the Word of God be your guide this year.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your inspired Holy Scriptures, and thank you that they are there for my instruction and encouragement”.
2 Timothy 4 v 2…..Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine