Scriptural Readings: Jude; Matthew 25:32
We all have our own way to start the day or maybe start the year or start our work for the day. One thing though for sure is that its going to be another day.
v.3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
We are now living in the last days and as we go on to embrace a more technologically advanced in every second and every part of this world our faith is faced with acid tests. Our faith has to be protected and we cannot do it by ourselves.
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v.17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.
v.18 They said to you, ” In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires”.
v.19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
As we always do, we have to coordinate, organize and make sure that we accomplish our plans and these things that we do connects us to people we do not fully know. Watch out for these people who try to isolate themselves and follow their own ungodly wants and desires. Remember that we are now living in the last times. They will convince us thus they will go for their best shot to divide us. What is happening to our government? To our society? To our families? We do not have to go far to see these things. I do not think that this is a difficult thing to see nowadays! They are not just simple but powerful individuals and they have banded themselves to make sure that they will get through with their ungodly desires!
v.20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
v.21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
We have the Holy Spirit in our lives. We can never be mistaken from these kind of people. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us will tell us exactly what to do, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit
The way to start is reminding ourselves always(the Holy Spirit will do that for us)that God is with us communicating and telling us how He loves us and what to do exactly in these times. Just like these scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires, we Christians should also band together, protect our faith and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
It is maybe the start of the new year or the beginning of something new that we have to put in to our minds and work on it however, by the end of the day we should let our faith in God remains in our whole spirit, soul and body. The old man is now dead. We are now a new creature in Christ, separated for the Gospel. The way to start is to anchor our faith on Jesus and what he had started in us. This is the way to start.