For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts – 2 Timothy 3:6
Meditation: Since the beginning of time there have countless philosophies and so-called self-help schemes to guide people in equally countless directions. From political and economic philosophies to mental growth and dietary plans, experts have offered their opinions about how to work, play, cook, eat, sleep, exercise, travel, build, destroy, speak, stand, travel, sing, and worship among other things. Some ideas are worth consideration while others are not worth the paper they were printed on. The reality of it all this philosophizing is that little of it considers God’s ideas first, but those that do have real meaning.
The Apostle Paul warned Timothy that the time would come when worldly ideas would prevail over Truth at least in number of adherents. It is no wonder for the Spirit of Truth does not respect our worldly accomplishments or status. The Truth is an equalizer, and it can seem pitiless. Truth identifies the serpent among the flowers. Thus the Apostle spoke with confidence.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 2 Timothy 3:1-7
These purveyors of worldliness want nothing more than for everyone to join them in their filth. Therefore we must turn away for this sort of people will creep secretly into our very homes and carry away our sons and daughters, our husbands and wives to seek after pleasures.
Call To Action: Examine what you allow into your home. With all of the options for entertainment and leisure today via the Internet, there is a practically endless array of ways for wickedness to creep into our houses. For this reason among others, we must guard against evil spiritual influences in our homes. As in all things, look to the Lord for salvation and defense. “For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her [the Church] a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her” (Zechariah 2:5).