Morning Devotion: Read Jude

Jude 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

I trust you are a praying person. I hope you are a person who seeks the face of God on a daily basis, no, a moment-by-moment basis. We, as believers are to pray without ceasing. We are to be ever with the Lord in a beautiful consistent relationship. Communication is the key to any good relationship. Quit communicating and the relationship goes downhill every time.

Beloved, if you quit praying (talking to God) your relationship with God will dwindle. If you quit reading your bible (God talking to you) your relationship will come to naught. Communication is the key. God is the door.

Building yourself up on your most holy faith requires communication, namely prayer and reading your bible. Keeping yourself in the love of God is founded on communication, prayer and bible.

There have been many marriages, many relationships, where one person dearly loves the other yet the marriage dwindles and comes to naught. Why? Because one person leaves the love of the other.

Our relationship with God, through the Lord Jesus Christ is based on love. God loved you and gave His only begotten Son for you. He will always love you. Yes, He hates sin and is angry with the sinner. Yet, He will always love the believer.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Psalms 7:11  God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

God will always love His children, His born-again believer. The believer may not always love God. The believer may start out loving God yet, through time and influence from the world, flesh and the devil, may leave the love of God. That is exactly what Jude is warning against. We should never follow those who would change to grace of God into lasciviousness. It will ruin your relationship with the one you love.

There is a song, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” that has a stanza saying, “prone to leave the one I love.” We all have the capability to leave the one we love.

Jude says “keep yourselves in the love of God.” God will always love you. You are the only one who can walk away from that love. God will always love you with and everlasting love. The question is this, do your love God?

He never leaves nor changes His love. Do you?

Mark 12:30  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Jude 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook