Aim: To be lovers of the God of truth (in the last days).
Doctrine: The last days help separate truth-lovers from truth-despisers. This has little to do with knowledge, but it has a lot to do with faithfulness.
Exegesis: The nature of truth-resisters in the last days: they prey on weak souls (employing pedantry) (vv. 6-7); they rebel against God's authority structures (v. 8); they fail miserably (and shamefully) (v. 9).
Further application: How to treasure the truth rather than fight against it: recognize that the truth is unchangeable, being centered in Christ, and realize that it is very pleasant to embrace the truth.
Key verse: v. 8 ''Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith...''
Rev. Mark Henninger received his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and he has been Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois for more than 25 years.