In our world today, we can most definitely see that evil and wickedness is increasing more and more, false teachers are influencing and deceiving more and more, Christians are being persecuted for the cause of Christ more and more, and the people in this world are becoming more and more heartless.
As a result, love for others is deteriorating day by day; especially and unfortunately among the Christian family. They are hurting, deceiving and betraying one another left and right, without an ounce of conscious; and without realizing that these times, and the times to come will be a test of who we really are; by unbelieving friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members; and even strangers.
I therefore caution you to be careful - Watch yourself, and watch your step! Satan desires to sift you out as wheat, and will, if you are not rooted in grounded in Christ.
“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:” – Luke 22:31
Despite the growing condition of this world, and the heartlessness of the people in this world; don’t let it conform you in a way that can bring disgrace upon your character, reputation and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Love, even if you are not being loved.
Forgive, even if you are not forgiven.
Respect others, even if you are being disrespected. Have a good attitude even if the attitude of others is not good.
Be the highest example of life in the light of Christ, despite circumstances of life and the declining condition of the world.
You can survive life and the declining condition of this world with character; if you continue to walk in the light of Christ, our guide in a world where we are just passing through.
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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.