In Your Bible: Jude 24
Jude the-half-brother of Jesus, likely the writer this book, warns believers against falling away from the faith. Especially in challenging times we must press in and fully trust in our mighty God. Jude encourages believers concerning God’s ability to help the faithful. God cares for all believers all the time.
He Is Able
Jude’s doxology encouraged believers then as well as it does us today.
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen (Jude 24,25 NIV).
Yes, he is able and desires to manifest our character as one with Him and we must be recognized as in him. Paul’s letter to the Colossians also says it succinctly, Christ in you the hope of glory (Col 1:27 NIV).
How can we keep from stumbling . . . with God’s help?
- We must obey Him and keep His Word in our heart, mind and soul,
- We must keep near him in prayer and listen to him, and be alert to what He is doing
- We must show His mercy through Jesus’ love
He Presents us Faultless
Yes, we know we have faults, fears, doubts, and sorrows. Yet the Redeemer says his people are faultless in him. Let us look to Him who is able to keep us from falling. He desires to improve and maintain the work he has created in us. Then we will be presented before him and all his glory. God cares for all believers.
Prayer: Father, what a wonder you are. Sin does not have victory over me. I readily accept your transforming work in me for your glory.