Lawlessness: Matthew 24:12
“12) Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.” Matthew‬ ‭24‬:‭12‬ ‭
In this verse, Jesus teaches that lawlessness will greatly increase in the end times. I look at this as a setting aside of biblical morals, values and boundaries. Society will exchange evil for good, right for wrong and truth for lies.
Some liberal American cities have decided to cut down on crimes by not prosecuting minor theft or assaults. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in crime and violence and open attacks on law enforcement officers. Crime waves and violence in these cities is now out of control.
Jesus said the end result would be that “most peoples love will grow cold.” When lawlessness is increased… love begins to die. There is no honor, respect, dignity or personal boundaries left in these environments. It turns into a culture where everyone does whatever they please to however they please with no fear of legal repercussion or accountability. There remains no consequences for negative actions.
This becomes a breeding ground for unrestrained human depravity. The process is described in Romans 1:18-32 and Ephesians 4:17-19. Human society enters into a downward tailspin into corruption, wickedness, violence and exploitation. Life becomes unbearable as lawlessness abounds. The hope for an earthly human utopia apart from God is very allusive.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global