Heart Broken (overflow of sermon preparation)
My heart breaks for the worshipers of false teachers and the idolization as they blindly follow a false Gospel when they have the truth at their finger tips. So many have itching ears to hear rather than a heart for the true Gospel.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
Fools. Is it so strong? They wonder why the keep seeking the Lord and never find Him? They take none of God’s counsel, pouring instead the salve of a smooth talking entertainer into their ears under guise of the cleansing and healing Gospel.
Fools that eat the fruit of their own making and then have the audacity to turn to God asking Him why it does not satisfy?
Fools, complacent to be led to the end of their own making a way that leads to death. Disaster closer at every step, warned, called to and heard but they would have no reproof of their self-righteous ways.
Fools that sit in their own fear, terror that strikes their heart as they refuse to repent, to turn to the Christ, our redeemer, our only hope.
The wise will listen to God’s message and his messengers of God’s word… they will dwell in safety. They will be at ease, without dread of the coming judgment.
We have been called. Do not ignore it Christian. Cry it out in the streets. Shout it from the gates of the city. Take it to the high and the the low, that they will choose the fear of the Lord.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them;
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
2 Timothy 3:2-7
The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.