Questions for Reflection – Study of Jude

The study of 2 Peter was completed yesterday. Learned in this second letter of Peter written around 60 A.D. is the importance of knowing God’s Word and being prepared to stand up when false teachers try to lead us in the wrong direction.

There is a need to build up a resistance to corruption and sin by understanding that it is our competition. There is a need to know that little things lead to bigger things and to remain optimistic because we have the perfect role model to follow in the life of Jesus.

Let us hold the course and be anchored by the promise of a secure future. Let us have something to look forward to, being of good cheer, always remembering the love of God, and the reward of eternity through Christ.

Much of the advice given to us in 2 Peter is reiterated in the book of Jude. A person’s faith should come out in the way they live. Next week, I will post about these ideas and use the questions below to help focus on each passage.

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Jude 1-7
What is Jude’s purpose in writing? What is especially damaging about the false teaching of the grace of God? How can you contend for the faith in your situation?

Jude 8-25
Characterize the false teachers. How are you to live in view of the ungodliness around you? What will victory in your life mean to God? How should you act toward those involved in struggles with immorality or disbelief?

The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
 
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.

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Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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