Jude 3–4 (ESV)
Judgment on False Teachers
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago
were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
[Modified] I think we often need to get back to the
basics in verse 1, “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation.” The first word “Beloved” is fitting, so is the sharing of our common salvation. We need to stop and realize that God forgives
and we too need to forgive. This is when we truly are brothers and sisters in Christ.
This text is digging deeper and is not dealing with brothers in Christ, but when you have to deal with a false teacher.
There will always be problems within the Church here on earth, but this text is dealing with a deeper issue of when false teachers are in the Church, you know, wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are out to destroy the church or to create doubts and
to undermine the church. Sharing in our common salvation is sharing in our common teachings. A false teacher ususally goes after "Who is God" and breaking away from the Trinity. This was the struggle going on during these times. Help us to
discern the difference. I pray: Lord, help us to rejoice in our common salvation. Forgive us of our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and let Your will be our goal instead of our will. Help us to be reconciled
to you through your love and forgiveness. Increase our love for each other. Help us to know the difference from our sinful nature and false teachers. Amen.