Slipping Into Hedonism
by Randy Chambers, 2016-03-19
2 Timothy 3:1-5, NIV: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God--having a form of godliness but denying its power.
There is within all of us a desire to “slip into something more comfortable;” to give into that desire is most likely selfish, many times sinful, and so often hedonistic. By its very nature, the part of us that seeks comfort and pleasure, seeks to avoid truths that bring the opposite. As a result, in this day we live, the church is full of hedonism. It is practically overflowing with people seeking pleasure and comfort first and foremost. We would like to believe that not to be true. But we do so because thinking so is too disconcerting, and causes us grief to consider. Think about how much within the church, and within our lives is not done without considering the way it will make us feel. What we know to be good and right is losing ground to what seems to feel good right now. Perhaps the biggest part of the problem is the refusal to see the problem--that to is influenced by desire not to think about uncomfortable things. Only when we decide to admit a problem, will we be able to take action regarding the problem. Pray, therefore, that you do so, and that I do so, and that we will all humbly seek God’s truth above any that makes us feel comfortable.