Ear Tickling

“For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.”  2 Timothy 4:3-4 

Have you noticed the number of comedians that have made their way to the pulpit these days? Humor and ear tickling have become so commonplace that a person has reason to question what is being taught in seminaries today. 

It seems some pastors dare not offend the congregation or their largest donors lest they lose their own big salaries.  They've traded in righteousness for riches, and they don't even realize they've done it.

And, what about sin and repentance?

If you heard them from the pulpit in your last church service, then thank your Father in Heaven for the wonderful pastor He has given you.  Shepherding God's flock in the manner He commands is often a lonely and difficult task.  We must be sure to love and support pastors who are truly committed to the cause of Christ. 

Scripture tells us that a day is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching.

Sadly, that day is here, my friend.

All around us are people who are presented with the truth, yet they reject it. They would rather listen to foolishness, nonsense and myths. The things they choose to believe are so ridiculous it is shocking.

So, what are we to do? Are we to give up, to quit?

The Holy Bible tells us absolutely not.

2 Timothy 4:5 says, “But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.” 

Yes, youYou have a ministry.  You may feel it is small, but if you don't do it, who will?  Each and every life does make a difference--an eternal difference.

May we be encouraged to carry on in proclaiming God’s truth to others as long as we have breath so we might drown out the ear tickling.