QTVOTD: 5 simple things…

“[Build] yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.” Jude 1:20-23 -> me: This passage in Jude today is so appropriate to our current situation!  This scripture has 5 important points I am taking away and dwelling on today – 1) I must STUDY the scriptures if I am to grow in the faith and be of any use to others.  FAITH is most holy because it is utterly different.  2) I must PRAY in the Holy Spirit.  The battle against false teaching is not won by argument.  3) I must REMAIN in the sphere of God’s love.  False teachers have shown that it is possible to turn one’s back on the love of God.  I must cultivate that love relationship with Him.  Jesus Himself said, “I have loved you; abide in My love.” John 15:9 4) I must keep alive the FIRE of Christian HOPE.  True Christianity is ‘world-affirming’ in the sense that it rejoices in God’s world, made by Him, redeemed by Him, and to be enjoyed with Him.  5) I must be active in SERVICE.  Showing mercy and encouragement to those who doubt.  Active in evangelism in being used by God to reach for and save the lost.  I must also retain the hatred of sin while loving the sinner.

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