Jottings – Itching Ears


On 2 Timothy 4:3: “It is but a short step from ‘itching ears’ to turning one’s ears away from the truth. Once people have rejected the truth, they turn to fables (myths). It is not likely that man-made fables will convict them of sin or make them want to repent! The result is a congregation of comfortable, professing Christians, listening to a comfortable, religious talk that contains no Bible doctrine. These people become the prey of every false cult because their lives lack a foundation in the Word of God. It is a recognized fact that most cultists were formerly members of churches.”

Warren Wiersbe, Be Faithful: 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, & Philemon. Wheaton: Victor Books, 1981; electronic ed. (QV ’05.)



  1. John Bjorlie

    People may have itching ears, but I have no obligation to scratch them.