Lent Devotional: Jude 17-25

by Jonathan Haefs

Jude 17-25 (click here)
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24–25)

Reflection
How are you going to make it?

How are you going to make it all the way through life, to the end, faithful to the Lord, never falling away? How will you endure? How will you overcome?

Jude closes his small epistle with a massive exclamation… “Now to HIM who is able to keep YOU from stumbling…”

How are you going to make it? God is going to keep you! How will you endure? God is going to keep you! How will you overcome? God is going to keep you!

God is able to keep you from falling away, able to bring you all the way home to himself, able to complete the good work he began in you and make you blameless! He is able to bring you all the way through life, overcoming all, and finally standing in the presence of his great glory!

How? How is he able to do this?

He is able because he is the only God who has worked his gloriously majestic salvation through his Son Jesus Christ! He is able because has sovereign dominion over all, complete authority over all, he has always had it and he always will!

This sovereign God with all dominion and authority for all time is able to keep and has promised to do so through Christ! And what is the result for you and me? Great joy! The greatest joy! Complete joy! Eternal joy!

Full joy forever!

Let this promise sustain you today! The God who has all power and authority for all time is working in you today, sustaining you today, so that you will make it all the way through life, overcoming all by his power so that in the end you get him in all his glory as your joy forever!

How are you going to make it? God is going to keep you! He is keeping you! Right now… today!

 
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