Thursday, April 25, 2002

2 Timothy 3:7

"Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
2 Timothy 3:7

This is kind of scary stuff.  Paul, here, is describing the kind of problems that people are going to have in the last days... and he ends the description with this.  Even though the rest of it is scary, this might be more chilling overall.  ... that you could spend every day learning things that have nothing to do with truth.  Can you imagine how ... incomplete you would be?  Incomplete is the best word I can think of.  drinking in everything you can find, and having none of it be satisfying... and I wonder why that is.  At this point are they so far gone that they can't recognize truth even when they are right on top of it?  Not that we are so far away.  It is just a change in the focus of our attention.  If we focus on this distraction, or that distraction.  We get wrapped up in our chosen addictions and pretty soon we don't even remember what it was like to focus on God, or even why it mattered.  Instead of having multiple facets of life, we only have one that excludes all else... and in that state it might be easy to learn and not gain truth... because we are only looking at things from one perspective, and one that is twisted just enough that it won't accept truth that isn't similarly twisted (which effectively makes it untruth.)  I don't know if that makes sense, but I think that it can happen easily, if we stop focusing on God.  Let's try not to, okay? :)

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