2 Timothy 3:1-4 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
Matthew 24:10 & 12 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. . . Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
I want things to get better and better, but it isn’t going to happen. Things are going to get worse and worse, and the speed at which things deteriorate is going to accelerate faster and faster. The first words in 2 Timothy 3 above are ”realize this, ” this is the way it is going to be by God’s design, His plan, so get used to it, and stop fussing.
I am not suggesting a nonchalant passivity or apathy. I do everything that I can to change the world that I live in. I pray a lot for people I know, for people I don’t know, for our government leaders, for justice at every sign of injustice, and for wisdom to see any and every opportunity that God would give me to make a difference. I preach and teach the Bible often so as to teach people the importance of living life righteously and making a difference, of being salt and light in our perverse world. My sermons are available on the internet, and again I pray that God would cause my teaching of His Word to go all over the world. My sermons are broadcast twice a day on the radio. I write a daily blog attempting to communicate truth and wisdom praying again that God will prompt people to read it and that He will give me the insight and wisdom to write well. I write tons of letters to government officials, especially to the governor of Oregon voicing my opinion and concern, and I voted. I try very hard with God’s strength to live my life in a way that will be an example and an encouragement to others to do the same. I know many others are doing that much and more, and still ”the world is going to hell in a hand basket.”
So I focus on Philippians 3:20-21 ”For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.”