It seems the “church” today (especially in the US) says – Tell me lies, sweet little lies – no longer wanting to hear God’s truth but only the “good stuff” – only wanting blessing after blessing (treating God like a blessing vending machine).
Here is a scripture that says it pretty clear – “For the time is coming when people will not have patience for sound teaching, but will cater to their passions and gather around themselves teachers who say whatever their ears itch to hear.” – 2 Timothy 4:3 CJB
As believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob through the prophesied Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) we need to focus on God’s word not what this world is saying and telling us. The world is all about me, myself & I (seems to be the world’s trinity). I’ve heard this said – stop trying to change the world but make sure the world doesn’t change you. If you are well but surrounded by sick people – you won’t make them well but chances are they will make you sick.
“The religious observance that God the Father considers pure and faultless is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being contaminated by the world.” – James 1:27 CJB
Here are a some more scriptures:
“You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. – James 4:4 NLT
“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.” – 1 John 2:15 NLT
“But you, loved ones, ought to remember the words previously proclaimed by the emissaries of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah— how they kept telling you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following after their own ungodly desires.’” – Jude 1:17-18 TLV
“Keep the standard of sound words you have heard from me, in the faithfulness and love that are in Messiah Yeshua. Guard the good that has been entrusted to you, through the Ruach ha-Kodesh (Holy Spirit) who dwells in us. “ – 2 Timothy 1:13-14 TLV
“If you belonged to the world, the world would have loved its own. But because you do not belong to the world — on the contrary, I have picked you out of the world — therefore the world hates you.” – John 15:19 CJB
“The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18 NLT