Jude encourages us to recall the warning of the apostles: “They said to you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions’ ” (18).
This was no mere human prediction; rather, it was the Holy Spirit who revealed this to them—and thus we must take heed.
Heavenly Father, as I think of my home church, I pray that we all may realize the truth of Jesus’ words: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Give us discernment to see such “scoffers” and the courage to deal appropriately with them. Cleanse our hearts, cleanse the church, advance the gospel!
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