Jude 5

Text

Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

Observation/ Meaning

The keyword here is “remind”. Jude’s audience “once fully knew” but clearly needs a reminder. Jude now draws from the Old Testament, 3 examples of God being a just God and bringing judgement on people who do not believe in Him. The reason why he does so is to comfort the believers in the midst of false teachers that even though they seem to be doing well in their “ministry”, they will be cast into eternal judgement. 

Firstly, Jude wants them to remember that God is a God of wrath who destroys those who did not believe. Specifically, Jude brings up how God has miraculously delivered Israel out of Egyptian bondage but yet they responded in unbelief, resulting in that generation dying in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-29). 

Application

How do you feel that unbelievers will be destroyed?

My Reflection:

“This verse could easily be read as God being unloving. I need to remember, however, that God is a holy God and he will punish wrongdoers who reject His Son, Jesus Christ as a payment for their sin. It’s also crucial to remember that I was one of the unbelievers who was doomed to destruction. Thus, I rejoice every day that I have been called into his Kingdom (Jude 1:1), which has been made possible by Christ coming on earth and dying for me.” -Mok- 

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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