But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,
Jude now gives us another exhortation to withstand false teachers. Firstly, we sought comfort in knowing that the predictions had been made by the Apostles. The second is to build ourselves up in the most holy faith. This is the objective faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul in Colossians 1:9 also prays that we may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Thirdly, we are to be persistent in our prayers. Whenever we pray, we are praying in the Holy Spirit because, when we come to faith, the Holy Spirit dwells in us, and so when we pray, we are praying in the Holy Spirit. It’s a reminder that God is our sustainer, and we should not be self-dependent.
Which of these 2 do you struggle with? Building yourselves in the faith or praying?
My Reflection: “I think all of us struggle to some extent in both of these disciplines due to the distractions from the world. But personally, prayer is harder for me. I enjoy unpacking the word and finding treasures in scripture, but often prayer is what I lack. This Christmas, as I remember what Christ came to earth for, I pray that he helps me grow in prayer and to rely more on Him for my needs.”
How about you?
I utilize the COMA method in my Bible Studies.
Jude Book introduction by Grace to You