Jude, only being one chapter, still ranks as one of my favorite chapters to read in the Bible. The wisdom spoken to the saints of God is impeccable. We even get a taste of a portion of the “First Book of Enoch”, which I believe is scripture. Speaking of this book, Jude said, “and Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 1:14-15) This is in reference to Enoch, chapter 1, verse 9. Jude then continues and says, “these are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.” (Jude 1:16) What Jude is speaking of are these wicked times before Jesus’s second coming. Where ungodly sinners who are wrapped up in pornography, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, abortion, magic, and other wicked things will be destroyed on that day. Then in judgment, will be thrown into the lake of fire. God knows who doesn’t really love Him because of the way they live their lives for the world and not for Him.
It was written in this chapter about people who mock God’s people. I get this a lot at pride festivals, where the homosexuals come together, and also on the streets in general. There will always be laughers and scoffers when we proclaim the name of Jesus. The pride in people’s eyes and the lusts in their flesh causes them to have a hard heart against God’s truths. Jude said, “but, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 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: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” (Jude 1:17-23) We are called to keep ourselves in the love of God, while praying often, no matter what happens. Even to help pull the ungodly out of the fire which they are in, that they may be saved. There is mercy found only in the hands of Jesus. Only through our Lord and Savior can we have eternal life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will stay strong in the faith, no matter when laughers and scoffers come our way. Help people remember to pray often, for this will help them get through the storms of life. Even to read the Holy Bible daily, for these are Your living words for us. The times that I stay diligent in seeking Your face daily is when I stay out of trouble. Therefore, keep my eyes fixed upon You and the prize of eternal life when all is set and done. I wish to lead as many people as I can to know You before that dreadful day for the wicked comes. Even to pull them out of the fire, that they may be forgiven and find mercy. Help me in these endeavors. May others from all around the globe also join with me in these evangelical efforts. The greatest joy I have experienced in life is seeing the lost come to You in faith. I also love it when they are healed through prayer and then draw closer to You afterward. You are so good, God. I am just grateful that You would use a person like me in Your kingdom. Thank You for seeing something in my life that is of worth. You are so patient and kind. Help me to also treat others the same way. Even with much love and respect, as Your love flows through me and into their lives. I love You, Lord. You are my God and I worship You. I give You glory and praise. Amen.