Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jude 1:20-22

"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And of some have compassion, making a difference:"
Jude 1:20-22

Jude's epistle is interesting.  He talks about people that are corrupt, trying to twist the gospel into something bad, and that there would be lots of mockers in the last days, and so many bad things that were happening.  ... and then he says "But ye, beloved,"  ... the people who are listening to him, the people who still care about God and the gospel, the people who continue to exercise faith and pray with the spirit.  Those people are the exceptions.  And so are we, even listening to him today, so many years later.  And what he asked the people back then, he asks of us as well.  First... he wants us to keep ourselves in the love of God, working towards eternal life.  So, keeping ourselves safe from the corruption and mockery in the world.  Not joining with it. :)  And secondly, he wants us to have compassion on other people, making a difference.  We have the power to make a difference in the lives of others.  Showing compassion, doing things for them that they can't do for themselves.  Setting an example for people who are wondering which way to go.  Today, let's listen, and go out there and make a difference.

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