Jude 2

Text

May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

Observation/ Meaning

Jude blesses the readers of the letter with three blessings.

  • Mercy: Christ took our judgement so we do not have to receive it. It is not something we deserve.
  • Christ’s peace surpasses understanding and is not dependent on earthly circumstances (John 14:27).
  • The love we receive is unconditional. It is not given to us because we are lovable but despite our unlovability. This love is unbreakable and eternal.

Application

Which of these three areas can you ask God to fill you with? Don’t be afraid to ask, because God will bless those who love him without rebuke.

My Reflection: “Mercy is something that I struggle with expressing to people around me. Being merciful means empathizing with what another person is going through. Mercy will seem impossible to me if I cannot empathize. May God help me show compassion and empathy to those around me who are suffering. In fact, as we celebrate His incarnation this Christmas to carry out his work on the cross, may I truly understand the mercy I have received in order to show mercy to others.”

How about you?

I utilize the COMA method in my Bible Studies.

Jude Book introduction by Grace to You

Published by mokyingren

Running to Truth.

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