“Keep Yourselves in the Love of God”

August 13, 2019

“Keep Yourselves in the Love of God”

Blessings folk!

We - true believers - are to keep ourselves in the love of God.
Unbelievers and fake believers/religionist can not do so.
They have not the love of God.

Jude 1:20-21

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

keep yourselves in the love of God,
waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Verse 20 begins with “but”…
It is in reference to worldly minded folk who cause division…those void of the Spirit…”creepers”. Many are found in the organizational church.

We - the Beloved - are to build ourself up…on our most holy faith.
We are to pray in the Holy Spirit.
We are to keep ourselves in the love of God.
We are to wait anxiously…not in fretting, in anticipation…for the mercy of our Lord to eternal life.

Look at the action…
Build - ourselves up
Pray - in the Holy Spirit
Keep - ourselves in the love of God
Wait - for the mercy of the Lord to eternal life

Looks a like a plan to me…especially in dealing with “creepers”…and false believers.

Jude 1:4
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Have mercy on those who are doubting.
Save others from the fire.
Have mercy with fear.

Jude 1:22-23
And have mercy on some, who are doubting;

save others, snatching them out of the fire;
and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

Live the Word as given by the Lord.

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