“[T]hat they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit” (Jude 1:18-19).
It is an interesting thing that you can say that you believe just about anything and the mockers will be fascinated. But say that you believe in Jesus and they go crazy. Why do the demons hate the name of Jesus? Do not be deceived, for the devil uses those around you to lead you astray, if possible. Hold the course and stay firm in the truth of the One who has already provided all that is needed.
Lord, guide my thoughts and deeds so that I may become consistent in living the life of faith You have given me. Guide me according to Your goodness to live into this life and not to be swayed by those around me who mock and hate You. Grant that I develop a sensitivity to those who are devoid of the Spirit, and indeed may be guided by the wicked spirits of this age, but not to the point of being led astray by them. Lead me away from the lusts of this age.
Lord Jesus, You know what it is to be constantly tempted by this age. There are so many voices and so much hatred. Lead me in the truth of Your love. Guide me according to the purposes You have already established and made known to me through the witness of the saints. Keep me in humble submission to You Lord as the One who will lead me through all of the wickedness of this age. Amen.