over 1900 years ago Paul warned Timothy that –“the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine”. Instead, to suit their own desires they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (II Tim. 4:3) this time has come…we are witnessing it in our days, so few want to hear the truth anymore.
Are we tired of hearing sermons about “repentance”–yet have not repented of something we carry around on our backs like a back-pack? We are to be set apart and Holy to our Lord; not always lowering our standards, be in the cool gang, trend of the most fashionable things….how deceiving our itching ears are.
The preaching of the cross doesnt always please the friends we are with, or the family we are in the car with on our way for a shopping adventure.
With our mouths we express devotion but our hearts are greedy for unjust gain; like one who sings songs with a beautiful voice & plays an instrument well—they hear the words but dont put them into practice.
We have many who tickle the ear, few who prick the heart; many who soothe the grieving mind, few who search the guilty conscience; many who put the people to sleep, few who make them mourn & weep;
feel good gospel? —dont be in the category of: “but you didnt tell us the truth, you didnt give us warning in advance,