Why is Life So Difficult?
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self…2 Timothy 3:1-2 ESV
Selfishness. It’s the foundation of all that is evil, and the motivation of our flesh.
We are born with a sinful nature. That is not to say that babies are wicked. Certainly not. It is, however, to say that no one had to be taught to be selfish – it comes naturally.
That’s exactly why we need to be re-born. Being born physically is a miraculous entry of an eternal soul into a fallen, temporal world. But being born again is the miraculous entry of a sinful soul into eternal life and into a kingdom that never ends.
For the one who puts his or her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Redeemer, eternal life begins right here in our fallen world. Being a Christian doesn’t change the fact that the world is sinful, selfish, and filled with evil. But Jesus brings freedom, healing, and hope that stems from an eternal perspective.
Why is life sometimes so difficult? Because people are lovers of themselves.
But when you receive the love of God, and begin loving Him and loving others more than self, your world begins to change along with your perspective. We can love others because God first loved us!