“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires”
(2 Timothy 4:3).
There is a vast difference between what we want to hear and what we need to hear. One is for the ages (enduring) while the other is for the moment (tickles). It is the contrast between the “felt” need of the present moment and the actual need of a life that is seeking Christ. We don’t need a relevant word. What matters is that we are relevant to Christ.