Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Signs of the End Times?

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Let's smile for a moment and ask, "What is going to bring about the end of the world, Armageddon, the apocalypse?"  Some might say the Mayan calendar running out.  Others thought it would be Y2k.  Some hedged their bets on 4 blood moons.  As for me, I think the act that will bring about ultimate chaos will be...wait for it… disobedient children

No, really!
"There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents...." (2 Timothy3:1-2)

The end times will be characterized by disobedient children.  And if you've ever sheltered a rebellious child, you know that it either seems like the end of the world to you, or you want to END their world!

Joking aside, I think there is more to the 5th command of the 10 commandments.  Paul said this about it in Ephesians 6:2-3.

"Honor your father and mother - which is the first commandment with a promise - that it may go well with you that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Obedient children seem to be part of the recipe for a stable society, avoiding the apocalypse, and for enjoying long lives.  Today, focus on honoring your parents, so that it may go well with you.  You'll be glad you did. 

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