Freedom to Walk Away
Prayer of Praise:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
:one who makes judgments
:a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court
:one appointed to decide in a contest or competition: umpire
:one who gives an authoritative opinion
Ultimately, God is the only One with the power and authority to judge. His judgment is always, always, based on the heart.
Write a prayer or praise to God as your Judge.
Read Jude 1:3-16
What did Jude want to write about to the Believers? What did he find it necessary to write about? What lies at the heart of his concern?
Jude wanted to write about our common salvation in Christ, but he found it necessary to encourage the church to contend for the faith. At the heart of his concerns were Believers in the church walking away from the truth of the gospel. Perverting it into something it wasn’t.
What is the end of the ungodly? How did Jude commend Michael’s contention with the devil?
There are consequences for those who walk away from God’s truth. Trusting God’s judgment, we leave that to Him, like Michael did.
Re-read Jude 14. Does it help you to consider God’s ultimate judgment in dealing with the choice of others to walk away from His truth?