Confidence in an Age of Complacency
2 Timothy 1:12
Empires come and Empires go seems, in fact, to be a lesson of history. Empires come and Empires go due to the Complacency of their leaders and disregard for their subjects.
This is not only a lesson of history, but a lesson of humanity maybe. Due to complacency due to lack of concern for others, human beings will behave wrongly, will lose what they have, will tend towards decadence and destruction.
Complacency is a blight that saps energy, dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the brain. The first symptom is satisfaction with things as they are. The second is rejection of things as they might be. ''Good enough'' becomes today's watchword and tomorrow's standard.
Complacency makes people fear the unknown, mistrust the untried, and abhor the new. Like water, complacent people follow the easiest course-downhill. They draw false strength from looking back.
Bits and Pieces, May 28, 1992, p. 15
Paul writes a young man by the name of Timothy and says Timothy this is what I want you to learn and that is why I am writing to you. I want you to have confidence in this age of complacency.
Timothy was saved on the First Missionary journey of Paul and he was Paul's assistant on the second journey. And Timothy seems to disappear for about five years and then he turns up at Ephesus.
And when he got to Ephesus it was a rough pathway to walk and a rough row to hoe. Paul had told the Ephesians elders at the isle of Mellitus in acts 20 that grievous wolves are going to come up among you. And out of your group there are going to come some with perverted teachings and they will entice your disciples from you.
And it came to pass in I Timothy 5:15 as Paul said many have turned aside to follower Satan. And Timothy was begging off and saying I can't take it. I cannot deal with it for I don't have the capacity.
Then Paul told Timothy in I Timothy 4:12 let no man despised thou youth but be ...
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