Our life and times are not what they appear to be. I can hardly believe how easy it is to get sucked into the idea this life offers everything there is to take pleasure in... and everything you'd want to take pleasure in! It's The Deception as old as mankind itself, " Did God really say....?" Do you recognize those, Satan's, enticing words to Eve there in the Garden as he worked to deceive her? If we recognize the challenge in those words, the insight such recognition offers can influence so many of the choices we make daily.
Perhaps some past generations have been better at dealing with this deception, but if you're a student of the Bible and history, I suspect you will agree with me. The world has probably never seen a more energetic and creative "en mass" seduction effort than what we are witnessing and being influenced by right now.
Our Lord Jesus Christ made a very clear and interesting statement in reference to the last times. He said that had his Father not shortened theM, even the very elect would be deceived and fall away. Hmmm.
Give this some thought...prayerfully. Let me know what you are thinking, too. Don't hesitate to get back to me ....I know I'm being very cryptic here. But I suspect that if you are personally invested in this daily discipline, too, the Spirit of God will offer you even more insight and opportunities for discussion.