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To Him Who Is Able

October 2, 2018

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To Him Who Is Able

We all have things  we are simply not able  to do.     There are times  we definitely need the help  of an expert.     So,  we just know  that we absolutely must get the expert’s  help,  if we want things  to turn out  for our benefit and joy.

That’s what Jude was referring to  in his short letter  to all Christians.     The book of Jude  is the second to the last book  in the Bible.      In just 25 verses,  Jude describes  all sorts of evils  that the early Christian church  was facing.     Men,  who had no respect  for God  and the salvation we have  in Jesus Christ,  were forcing their way  into the churches  to try to present themselves as leaders  for the people,  trying to lead them astray.

Christians were being bamboozled  into thinking  that maybe these guys were okay — just because  they did seem  to want to be a part  of the church — and they did seem  authoritative.     But,  Jude very strongly warns  all Christians  about the evil intents  of these mockers  of God’s true word.

Jude pointed out  how dangerous  a situation  the true believers were in.     But,  in the same breath,  Jude wants the church  to know  that we have the strong support  of an expert — the support  of Jesus Christ,  God Almighty.     So,  in verses 24-25,  Jude points Christians  to the one and only help  we need  in this world.     He wrote,

Now  to Him who is able  to keep you  from stumbling  and to make you stand  in the presence  of His glory,  blameless with great joy,  to the only God our Savior,  through Jesus Christ our Lord,  be glory,  majesty,  dominion  and authority,  before all time  and now  and forever.     Amen.

That says it all.     Jesus Christ alone  is able  to keep us  from falling into sin.     It is vital  that we go straight  to Him  every time we are tempted  and in need  of guidance.     Jesus is our Good Shepherd  and wants us  to accept His assistance  throughout our lives  in this world.     Since He alone  is Lord  and all things belong  to Him — and always have  and always will belong  to Him — it is surely best  for us  to go to Jesus  for the help we need  in dealing  with this world.

When we let Jesus guide us,  we will have the peace and joy  of realizing His love,  holiness,  wisdom  and power  to help.     Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  thank You  for faithfully standing by my side  to help me live  according to Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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