Sunday, April 6, 2014

Question: What does it means by" lover of themselves" (2 Timothy 3:2)?

What it mean by lover of themselves (2 Timothy 3:2)?

People are selfish and lovers of themselves.  It is always good to read the surrounding passage to put it into context to see what it is about.  People become selfish and self-centered.  Even “religious people”.

2 Timothy 3
New International Version (NIV)
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

Jesus says to deny self and serve Him to live and receive true love.

Matthew 16:24
New International Version (NIV)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

You must be born again Jesus said in chapter 3 of John.  Die to this world.  Turn from sin and receive Him into your heart soul and mind and confess him as Lord.   He is worthy of our love and we can know His love eternally. 

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