He is All-Loving
Staying in God’s Love – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Jude 1:17-21
Key Verse: Jude 1:21
Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
“Omni-benevolent” is the theological term for this God of love we’ve been studying. He does not work at being a loving God. He is a loving God because there is nothing else in Him; nothing contradictory to His core being. He operates out of love because He can do nothing else! Perfect love cannot do evil. In this way God is limited!
Jude tells us to keep ourselves in this love which ultimately means “in God.” Jude adds two other phrases in this passage of scripture: build yourself up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. All this accomplishes the goal of staying in the love of God!
Building up our faith comes, first, by reading God’s Word. The Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans that faith comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Each of us develops daily routines. Routines keep us sane, helping us do life without continual chaos. Does your routine include daily doses of God’s Word? Do you read at least small sections of scripture each day? Then, the Apostle James reminds us to do more than hear the Word, but to put the instructions of God’s Word into action in our lifestyle (James 1:22). Are you taking note of any instructions that you may have read and checked to see if you’re living them?
Tomorrow we’ll look at the second phrase Jude uses, but for today, spend some time in the Bible, comparing it to your lifestyle.
“I want to stay under the umbrella of your love today. Open my eyes to truth as I read your Word and give me strength to live it out! In Jesus’ Name, amen.”