My Bible Verse today describes how men will be in the
last days. I found it interesting to see what the dictionary had to say
about such words. I particulary enjoyed the phrase "haters of good" with
respect to all the numerous descriptions for the word good!
My next task will be to compile a list of opposites but
for now it is nice to know what I dont want to be or become and to soak
up some of these harsh descriptions! Within some of these somewhat
common definitions some of the words caught me by surprise.
2 Timothy 3: 2-4
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful,
unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without
self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited,
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.
Selfish: Concerned chiefly or
only with oneself.
Greedy: Excessively desirous of
acquiring or possessing, especially wishing to possess more than what
one needs or deserves.
Boastful: To glorify oneself in
speech; talk in a self-admiring way. To speak of with excessive pride.
The act or an instance of bragging.
Arrogant: Having or displaying a
sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. Feeling a
superiority toward others.
Reviler: To assail with abusive
language. To use abusive language.
Disobedient: Refusal or failure
Ungrateful: Not feeling or
exhibiting gratitude, thanks, or appreciation. Not agreeable or
Unholy: Wicked; immoral.
Unloving: Not giving or
Irreconcilable: A person who will
not compromise, adjust, or submit.
Malicious: Having the nature of
or resulting from malice; deliberately harmful; spiteful.
Gossips: Rumor or talk of a
personal, sensational, or intimate nature. A person who habitually
spreads intimate or private rumors or facts. Trivial, chatty talk or
Self-Control: Control of one's
emotions, desires, or actions by one's own will.
Brutal: Extremely ruthless or
cruel. Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech. Harsh; unrelenting.
Good: Being positive or desirable
in nature; Suitable; Not spoiled or ruined; In excellent condition;
Superior to the average; Of high quality; Worthy of respect; Honorable;
Attractive; Handsome; Beneficial to health; Competent; Skilled;
Complete; Thorough; Reliable; Sure; Valid; True; Genuine; Real;
Pleasant; Enjoyable; Favorable; Of moral Excellence; Upright;
Benevolent; Kind; Loyal; Well-behaved; Obedient; Proper.
Treacherous: Marked by betrayal
of fidelity, confidence, or trust. Not to be relied on; not dependable
or trustworthy. Marked by unforeseen hazards; dangerous or deceptive.
Reckless: Heedless or careless,
Headstrong; rash. Indifferent to or disregardful of consequences.
Conceited: A favorable and
especially unduly high opinion of one's own abilities or worth.
Pleasure: The state or feeling of
being pleased or gratified. A source of enjoyment or delight. Amusement,
diversion, or worldly enjoyment. Sensual gratification or indulgence.
One's preference or wish.