Let us recall the Apostle Paul said:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, [LOVERS OF PLEASURES MORE THAN LOVERS OF GOD]; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1–5).
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
“For I reckon that the [SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME] are not worthy to be [COMPARED WITH THE GLORY] which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
“[WHEN CHRIST, WHO IS OUR LIFE, SHALL APPEAR, THEN SHALL YE ALSO APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY]” (Colossians 3:4).
“Put on therefore, as the [ELECT OF GOD], holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, [LONGSUFFERING];
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And [ABOVE ALL THESE THINGS PUT ON CHARITY], which is the bond of [PERFECTNESS]” (Colossians 3:12-15).
“Herein is [OUR LOVE MADE PERFECT], that we may have boldness in the [DAY OF JUDGMENT]: because as he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).