Jude 17–25 (ESV)
A Call to Persevere
But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” 19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people,
devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on
those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now
and forever. Amen.
We shake our heads at the world today and say what is going on! Jude tells us as a reminder that “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”
Notice that Jude calls these “worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.” We are to go through this life like a point-man, protecting our families, yet sharing the Gospel at the same time.
O Lord, help me to be on guard from those devoid of Spirit, yet help me to have mercy for them and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen.