Increase of Wickedness
9 Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Mathew 24:9-12
These verses continue to speak of what will happen at the end of the age DAILY DOSE (The End of the Age) They tell us that Christians will be put to death simply because of their love for Jesus and they will be hated by many. Because of all the persecution, many Christians will turn away from serving God, and as a result, they will betray their own Christian Brothers and Sisters.
The scriptures tell us that because of the increase wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. In my last blog, I spoke of (we as a human race) not really knowing the meaning of true love, and the little love that we do have will now be replaced with hate and anger. Negative emotions will abound.
Right now we can see that many are lacking compassion for the poor and downtrodden. I am however glad to see that the scripture ends by saying; “Those who stand firm to the end will be saved.” This means that even though there is so much hate and unkindness around us, some flicker of “Love” will remain until the end.
So many rough waters we need to pass through.