2 Timothy 3:2-5
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,…
I. If we consider that strong antipathy and enmity which is between the righteous and the wicked, there is an irreconcileable war and hatred between them (Genesis 3:15).
2. In respect of the dissimilitude of their manners. They have contrary principles, practices, ends, and aims.
3. To try and exercise the faith, hope, patience, and constancy of His people (Isaiah 27:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; Daniel 12:10).
4. To wean them from the world. It is easy to love a good man for his riches, learning, parts, gifts; this is but a carnal love, and springs from carnal ends and principles (James 2:1-4). True love is a spiritual love, springing from spiritual considerations; it makes men love the saints for their faith, zeal, etc., and not for any by-respect.
(T. Hall, B. D.)
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