Scripture: Jude 1:3 (NIV) – “Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”

Devotional:
The book of Jude, though short, carries a powerful and timeless message that resonates with the challenges faced by believers then and now. Jude’s urgent call to contend for the faith speaks directly to the current state of the world, where false teachings, immorality, and spiritual apathy abound.

Just as in Jude’s time, we are surrounded by voices that distort the truth of God’s Word and lead many astray. The warning against ungodly behavior and the importance of standing firm in the faith are as relevant today as they were in the early church. Jude’s message serves as a prophetic reminder to remain vigilant, to hold fast to the truth, and to actively resist the influences of the world that seek to undermine our faith.

In a culture that often values tolerance over truth and compromise over conviction, Jude’s words challenge us to boldly defend the gospel, to uphold the teachings of Jesus Christ, and to live lives that reflect the transformative power of God’s grace. Let us heed Jude’s call to contend for the faith with courage, perseverance, and unwavering commitment, knowing that our hope and strength lie in the unchanging truth of God’s Word.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank you for the timeless wisdom and warning found in the book of Jude. Help us to discern truth from deception, to stand firm in our faith, and to contend earnestly for the gospel in a world that often opposes Your truth. Grant us the courage and conviction to uphold Your Word and to live as faithful witnesses of Your grace and love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Eric D Cooper
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