think about it.
What instruction does Jude give to keep you on track? Living in a world that's given up on truth, how does Jude's "doxology" (vs. 24-25) encourage you?
Jude spends the first 2/3 or so of his letter presenting the state of the union, if you will. But, like any good writer, he shifts gears at verse 17 and calls us to action--in a variety of ways. I found the call to share Christ with others very powerful. "Save others by snatching them out of the fire. . ." (vs. 23). Sharing our faith is so important. Yet, many Christ-followers shy away from it. That's why I was so moved by the way Jude portrays sharing our faith, witnessing, telling others about Christ (whatever you prefer to call it).
Think about it this way. If you happened upon an accident where someone was trapped and in danger of being burned and killed by fire, how would you respond? You wouldn't even think about it. You'd try to rescue them, and you'd be highly motivated to do so. So you know where I'm going with this--every single person that doesn't know Christ is in this exact situation. That being the case, we've got lots of rescuing to do!
So, rescuer, what can you do--starting today--to go all out to show, tell and demonstrate Christ as Savior to others? Tami W.
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