May 29, 2015
QT on 1 Kings is over, and now starting Jude, who is brother of James. Verse 4 and 5 catches my attentions. It says “For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.”
These verses imply that there are those inside church who have secretly slipped in who will not see heaven. Jesus’s grace is so wonderful that it can be abused so easily. Am I abusing Jesus’s grace in some way? Probably. Yeah. Definitely. I mean I should be dead right now. My self-justifying argument for all that I do wrong is that I’m weak, but this argument itself is weak. It’s a baby-cry. The more I use this argument, more I get closer to these types of people who have been delivered out of Egypt, but later destroyed. I do not want to be one of them, and so I must rely on the holy spirit to take over and live my life for me at all times, which is so easy, yet so hard because of me.
I read James yesterday before I went to sleep. It was good.
Application: read 1 peter