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The book of Jude is only 25 verses long and warns Christians to beware of false teachers in the church.
The book of Jude starts in verse 1 with the following: “Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James.” This sentence clearly shows the author’s attitude toward Christ and sets the tone for the book.
Jude then calls on his brethren in the Early Christian Church to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). He cautions this because others are creeping into the church, unnoticed, who deny God and Jesus. Jude gives a short history lesson to remind the believers about the Israelites as well as the evil angels who were lost because of unbelief and rebellion.
Jude finishes the book with an amazing promise and exhorts believers to trust in the Lord who can “keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of...God our Savior” (Jude 24).
Praise God for His power and grace toward each believer that we may take this promise to heart and trust in the power of God in all our trials.
“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3)
“But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts” (Jude 17, 18)
“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, to God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.
Amen” (Jude 24, 25).