Now, back to Jude. For some reason, this just seems like a refreshingly profound book. It is so short, and yet, within that short book seems to be some of the most eloquently written admonitions around. And I think it pertains very strongly to my own life. I think I sometimes am quite guilty of some of the things about which we are warned in this book. I will leave you with some excerpts.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.