3/10/2014 12:55:56 AM
3 Year Bible Reading: Jude 1
Our Three Year Bible reading for today is the book of Jude. The structure of thoughts here follows Martin Luther’s system of 4 questions for Bible study and prayer.
What does this Bible lesson teach me?
- This letter was written by Jude, one of Jesus’ half brothers. After expressing skepticism about Jesus during our Savior’s lifetime, Jude and Jesus’ other brothers became pillars of the early Christian church following Jesus’ resurrection.
- The language in this short letter is scathing. Jude is warning his fellow Christians about the false teachers who were roaming the area. He includes a few trios of warnings centered around punishments in the Old Testament. This letter could be summed up well by Jude’s instruction in verse 3 to “contend for the faith.”
- Jude’s positive encouragement to his readers is found at the end of the letter when he says they should keep themselves in God’s love and build themselves up in the most holy faith. This will be their sure defense against the persuasive false teachers.
What does it teach me to confess?
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