Our power went out last night and didn’t come back on until 2:30 am! We were uncomfortable without the air conditioning but were still able to sleep. I spent most of the day cleaning, hadn’t had a shower, and was still sticky from the sweat. Thankfully, our office had power and a shower, so I didn’t have to sleep dirty. Something like that makes you appreciate electricity and the people who control it.
Most of you will agree that you will tend to get grimy while working in the world. We are surrounded by people who love their worldly ways and make no apologies for them but flaunt them, causing those who despise sin to become uncomfortable. Thankfully we have Jesus to run to. He is like a refreshing shower after being exposed to worldly filth. He keeps us perfectly comfortable in whatever atmosphere we find ourselves in. We never have to go to bed dirty when we put our trust in his ways. Even when the world gets crazy, we have a place to hide away from all the madness: Jesus.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5