By Mike Chaffin
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25
Although Jude spends the bulk of his letter warning Christians about false teachers, preachers and professions of Christianity, the last word in Jude is an amazing prayer of praise for our great and mighty Savior, Jesus Christ.
Even though we sometimes encounter those preaching false doctrine and people claiming to be Christian but live and teach that a sinful lifestyle is good, Jesus can keep us from stumbling into those snares of the devil.
Jesus can keep us from stumbling only when we draw close to Him. The Bible says if we draw close to God, He will draw close to us. Only in an intimate relationship with our Lord are we able to keep from stumbling and to be presented faultless.
God alone is wise, so we are called to seek His wisdom. James 1:5 reassures us that it is within our reach.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
If you’re wondering where wisdom starts Psalm 111:10 tells us.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Want to live a victorious life, one that isn’t tossed to and fro by the whims of this world? Want to stop being torn and misinformed by false teachers and those who call evil good? The answer lies in accepting Jesus Christ as Savior, then drawing close to Him by reading the Bible, praying daily, and following his precepts. Then you will understand and will find eternal praise.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the book of Jude and his warning about being on our guard. Help me to follow your precepts written in the Bible. Help me to stand firm in the knowledge that you are the same yesterday, today and forever and to know the difference between good and evil. In Jesus’ name, Amen.