Jude 8

Text

Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.

Observation/ Meaning

Jude now connects (“yet in like manner”) the 3 old testament examples to “These people”. Again, it refers to the false teachers as mentioned in verse 4, who crept in unnoticed. Jude now is saying that these false teachers who deny Christ, rely heavily on speaking about their dreams and visions, as opposed to relying on scripture as revealed. 

In Col 2:18, Paul also warns us about people who go on in detail about visions. Paul himself in 2Cor 12:1 stays clear of visions but focuses on Christ and him crucified (1Cor 2:2). 

Application

Are we verifying visions and dreams against the ruler of Scripture as the authority over our lives?

My Reflection:

“This verse is a great reminder for me to be discerning when faced with visions and dreams. Truly, God’s word according to 2 Tim 3:16 is sufficient to make me complete in Him. Taking the advice of Paul and Peter, I will do well to pay attention to the word (2Peter 1:18). It is a great reminder to always judge visions against the objective truth of scripture. If they do not square, I will have to submit to scripture.”  

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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