In the last days
perilous times shall come; for men shall be . . .
traitors, heady . . . lovers of pleasures more than lovers
The true Christian is not
“heady”; on the contrary, his consecration to the Lord figuratively
decapitated him. He lost his head, renounced his own will and
self-rule, and submitted himself as a disciple of Jesus Christ,
to the absolute control of Jesus, the Head.... The true
Christian therefore, in every affair of life, in respect to its
pleasures as well as in respect to its burdens and trials, appeals
to his Head for direction, to know how and what to do or say—yes, to
have even the very thoughts of his mind in full conformity to the
will of God in Christ.
Parallel passages: 1.Tim. 4:1,2;
2.Pet. 2:1-3,10-22; 3:3; l.John 2:18, 19; 2.John 7, 10, 11;
3.John 9-11; Jude3, 4, 8-19; Heb.
6:4-6; 10:26-29; 1.John 5:16.