And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
Jude then goes on to use another example in the old testament to explain that false teachers will be destroyed like all unbelievers. He speaks about angels who did not stay within their position. It is likely that he is referring to the fallen angels in Genesis 6:1-4 who cohabited with women. They too, explains Jude, have been kept in eternal chains until the final judgement (Rev 20:10).
Chew on: How does it feel that God also does not spare angels who go against Him?
“It really drives home the point that God is all-powerful and all-knowing. Angels can be seen as “one level” above man. But yet, they are also subject to God’s ultimate control. Knowing that God is just, despite the angel’s different “social standing”, gives me confidence that God is a just God and it is not in his character to be flippant in his judgement like us humans. Similarly, Christ’s incarnation, which Christmas celebrates, has been foreknown (1Pet 1:20) and not a flippant decision.”
How about you?
I utilize the COMA method in my Bible Studies.
Jude Book introduction by Grace to You