Be on Guard

One lesson learned in reading Jude 1-7 is to be on guard. I just finished 2 Peter and the warnings found there are reiterated in Jude. The purpose of this writing by the brother of James named Jude is to warn believers against immoral teachers and to urge them to live in purity. A person’s faith should show in the way they live.

What is damaging about the false teaching of the grace of God is that this gives these teachers a license for immorality and to deny Jesus Christ (v. 4). Jude gives three examples from the past where false teachers had been destroyed.

One was when an entire generation perished in the wilderness after being delivered out of Egypt (v. 5). Second was when the angels rebelled and abandoned their positions into a life of eternal separation from God (v. 6).  Third, was when the people of Sodom and Gomorrah turned from God to follow their own lustful natures (v. 7).

Grace does bring peace and a sense of freedom but this doesn’t give a license to sin. This day with God, pray to take the love from Christ and glorify the King of Mercy by returning this love through how you live and by offering your brotherly love to others.

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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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2 Responses to Be on Guard

  1. theywhoseek says:

    Amen! I am restudying Philippians 2:12 and I find myself always working on working out my own salvation. It is a life long process as the Holy Spirit brings new insights all the time. Grace alone is how I am saved . . . but I must shift through my live and remove anything that is not pleasing to God! ~ Blessings ~

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