“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves…” (2 Timothy 3:1,2)
The big movements of our time (feminism, Women’s Rights, CRT, BLM, rainbow coalition…) are all built upon being lovers of their own selves without regard to anyone else.
Here’s what the commentaries of old say about being lovers of their own selves:
“Lovers of their own selves. Selfishness well heads the dreary list. It is the true root of all sin.”
“The selfishness which is condemned, is that regard to our own interests which interferes with the rights and comforts of others; which makes self the central and leading object of living; and which TRAMPLES ON ALL THAT WOULD INTERFERE WITH THAT.”
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves; that is, the generality of men shall be persons that will neither love God nor men, in comparison with themselves; charity, which seeketh not her own, shall wax cold, men shall be wholly for themselves.”
We are absolutely in perilous times, women. Love God, His Word, and others. Dwell on the true, honest, and pure. Be salt and light in this wicked generation.
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
“The printing press puts into the hands of parents a means of good which they may use to the greatest advantage in the culture of their home-life and in the shaping of the lives of their household. But they must keep a most diligent watch over the pages that they introduce. They should know the character of every book and paper that comes within the doors, and should resolutely exclude everything that would defile.
“Then, while they exclude everything whose influence would be for evil, if they are wise they will bring into their home as much as possible of pure, elevating, and refining literature. Every beautiful thought that enters a child’s mind adds to strength and loveliness of character in after days. The educating influence of the best books and papers is incalculable, and no parent can afford to lose it in the training of his family.” (J.R. Miller, 1882)
Can you imagine if he were alive today? Parents no longer have to simply monitor books, they have to monitor everything! Satan has always been on the prowl looking whom he may devour, but our nation continues down the Romans 1 path of depravity. It’s everywhere! It’s on the TV, movies, books, Internet, stores, and all around us. You must be diligent mothers to proactively protect your children in these dark days. Don’t allow our culture to steal their innocence.
God warns us that bad company corrupts good morals. Protect your children from bad company and teach them to walk with the wise. Read through the Proverbs consistently with them since this is full of wisdom! Teach and train them daily. Lead them in God’s ways. Let them know why they’re so good. Show them the joy of the Lord in you! Remember, you are raising eternal souls.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.