2 Timothy 3:1-5
But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be:
- lovers of self,
- lovers of money
- disobedient to parents
- malicious gossips
- without self-control
- haters of good
- lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God
- holding to a form of godliness, although they denied its power
One of the things I miss most about life growing up is INTEGRITY! You use to be able to trust people, and believe that what they said was what they meant, what they WOULD DO! Heck, I can remember when deals were made with a handshake! NOT ANYMORE!!! And that breaks my heart. But, we are living in the last days so ... oh well ...
I'm sorry guys, you don't spend the weekend studying Isaiah and come out with a happy drawing. You could substitute America everywhere God is talking to Israel and it would fit perfectly!
That, and I'm sitting here watching/listening to "Epicenter" by Joel Rosenberg.....hummmm.... Buckle your seat-belt folks we are in for one rough ride! I pray I'm right about a PRE-Tribulation Rapture!!!
Anyway, about the drawing...
I'm fairly certain that I would have drawn it differently if I had started with the scripture.... I would have probably used a different word anyway.... But I didn't, I started with the word INTEGRITY(because I miss it!), finished the drawing and then looked for a scripture that would fit. The actual picture took on a life of its own. As I was drawing/coloring the word in different ideas came and went. I first thought I would draw weeds overtaking the word but that turned into the black tendrils because really, it is the evil of the world taking over and choking the good out of even "good" people. More and more "Christians" have become lovers and friends of the world, so much so, that its really hard to tell one from the Non-Christian. ESPECIALLY in business!!! Like, try to find an HONEST person of INTEGRITY to fix your air conditioner!!! No, I'm not bitter, just mad/sad that you can't believe folks anymore.
I know, I know, not one of the major prophecies that proves we are living in the last days, but definitely one close to home. There are so many things about the end times that I can't control, but this is one... I can make sure that I don't fall into one of the descriptions in 2 Timothy and I can hang tight to my INTEGRITY and DO WHAT IS RIGHT!!!