Keep yourselves in the Love of God
In the context of conflict, we must needs “Keep ourselves in the love of God” . Satan’s chief aim is to detract from Jesus Christ and is very smart at dislodging us from nearness of fellowship with our Lord and Saviour.
As we “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” , let us not be distracted from the focus of the Holy Spirit- Christ. This is so well put – Jude 26 “to the only God our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, dominion and authority before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Let the refrain of heaven be our heart song today – “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain”.
Jude certainly exposes the self-centred , truth denying, unreasonable, money driven, loud-mouthed boasters. How shall we stand against evil and contend for the faith? We must recognize error, maybe expose it, but try to rescue those caught in the snare of the evil one. But above all that verse 20 is so important – “ Building up yourselves in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth shall strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace