17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18 They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. 20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
In the last days……are we in the last days?
I wonder at times when I see the state of the world, the divisions, the battles…..HOWEVER Jesus encourages us to build up our own faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
We can only do what we can do…Jesus asks us often to just affect the individual person, not change the world. By affecting one person at a time, eventually we will change the world. If we look at the job and how large it is it becomes overwhelming but if we just look at the person near us, next to us, at work or our neighbour – we can do this.
Lord I ask that you would help us to come across those we can help, we can encourage, we can read with, we can strengthen. Help us to have eyes to see the little things we can do that eventually make a huge impact.
Written by Ps. Sue Botta