In a new year, goals, desires, and change is focused on by many. What individuals need most is not a change in behavior but a change in mindset and foundation of their belief system. What is the basis of change and sustainability is Truth.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2 Timothy 4:3- And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
The reality of the world during the time of Timothy is a similar reality to what we are experiencing in today’s time. While the technology is different, the government systems are different, the societal norms may be different, the mindsets of individuals are too much the same. The realities of the Old Testament that Timothy is referencing is strikingly applicable to today’s time. People are rejecting truth and looking to “new” ways of thinking. Despite these “new” ways of thinking not really being new, people focus on their feelings to guide to a new life rather than focusing a solid foundation for freedom.
– my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
The realities of life need to be understood based on truth and not perception. Individuals feelings and perceptions tend to take over and block out truth and facts. The challenge of stability is that is requires truth and solid footing. Knowledge and feelings work well together. When someone rejects knowledge they reject others and their creator. The idolization of emotions and perception is the main idol of today in the 21st century.
As the days of the world continue, the only thing that will continue is the humans condition to miss the mark of living in truth. The functioning of life may change around us. To make change actual change in a new year requires us to find solid footing. To find solid footing will create opportunities for humanities growth and development and live faithful lives.