Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica. (2 timothy
writing to Timothy to ask him to come because he (Paul) has been forsaken by his followers who loved this present world. Apparently Demas had made the decision to stay with what he knew which is this present world. We are all in danger of being
lured back into the familiarity of this world by our own lust for the material things we thought were important to us. This can be anything we desire such as money, prestige, or relationships. We soon forget that God has promised everything that
He owns for our inheritance and we draw back into trying to get these things for ourselves.
Traditional religion has made God out to be somewhere in the future when we die, or some of us are focusing on the things that have happened to us in the past. Either way, we are missing our present
right now God.
enemy has lured us away from the very moment we can experience God. It is always the only moment we have. It is so sad that most of us never truly experience the real God but only what we can imagine in the future or failed to see in the past.
If we don’t obey God’s words now (what He is saying now) we will never fulfill our destiny because tomorrow never comes. With God it is always today.
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:
if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,