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2 Timothy 3:2 says, “People will be lovers of themselves.” What a problem we face today! The Bible does not instruct us to love ourselves, but to “love the Lord your God.” Loving God is what’s most important—it’s a commandment and not a feeling.
Jesus is not calling you hate yourself. He wants you to lose yourself! Die to yourself, and you come alive in God. When you lose yourself in God, you transform into a whole new person for God.
When we get wrapped up in loving ourselves, we pay a high price. People make commitments and promises to others and to God and then just go ahead serving themselves. They make it all about their own selfish wants and needs. When we are too busy loving only ourselves, then love for God and love of each other is lost.
Who are these people in 2 Timothy 3:1-5? Verse 5 says they have a “form of godliness.” These are church people who are so close to knowing God but become steeped in religion (religiosity). They deny the power of God and do not access it for themselves.
Want revival? Allow the power of God access to your life. We can experience total freedom and deliverance if we would only lose ourselves in His love.
“You’ll get revival when you allow the power of God to change you.”
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (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.