Sometimes my devotions are just too down right convicting. Basically Paul warned Timothy about the degenerating attitudes and actions of false teachers and evil men in the days leading up to Christ's return. OK, got it.
But, the convicting part derived in the application process is that many times we (me) as believers are more concerned, or fear, how these evil men/false teachers will affect us (me) rather than how they will affect God's people and cloud God's character and nature. (2 Timothy 3:1-9)
You (me) see this today in light of COVID, 2020 election, and the political process; we (me) are more afraid of how those things will negatively affect us (me) and our (my) way of living rather than on the destructiveness of evil men and their evil hearts.