It has been cleverly said: “That one is judged by the quality of his enemies,” Anonymous. In middle school and high school the big deal for many students was popularity; not to make enemies. I was no exception. I attended five different schools through my last six grades in four different states. Making friends and being popular was important to me. Looking back over time , I see the dreaded moves in my early years helped more than it hurt me. I got over the quest for popularity and am not into compromise, multi-culturalism and tolerance of evil which is destroying families and our nation. I was forced early to adapt and didn’t become entrenched in systems. In this age of sweeping change and growing insecurity there are fewer and fewer souls one finds trustworthy. Many are too dependent on the status quo and don’t have an ability to adapt to the unknown. This isn’t good. I have found that bigger isn’t better. The Bible tells us to “trust no man.” Many don’t understand the prophetic picture of the end times clearly painted in scripture. Recent news stated the American family has lost 40% of their net worthy (6-12-12) in the last three years. Our quality of life is rapidly deteriorating. Yet people are hanging on to their former ways for dear life. It seems to me the quality of many believers spiritual lives are not getting better, but worse. Those who won’t study the Bible on their own seem to have no understanding of where we are headed prophetically as a society. God is now shaking everything that can be shaken to see what each of us is hanging on to: Family? Friends? Jobs? Status? Possessions? What is really important? What has eternal value? Salvation in Jesus Christ alone is important! Do you know Him? More importantly does He know you? “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels” Mark 8:38. Without the “blessed hope” of Titus 2:13 we have no real quality of life.