Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Hope

I was very encouraged while reading the Book of Jude this morning.  Here's what it said:  But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.  They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires."  These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instinct and do not have the Spirit.  

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.  Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.  Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy-to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!  Amen.

When I read portions of Scripture like that, it puts my worries and cares into proper perspective.  God's Word truly is living and active, isn't it?

1 comment:

Valerie said...

It gives hope, comforts, reproves, rebukes. It is always new, never fails. It's great and I cannot imagine life without it!