Saturday, May 05, 2007

Jude 24-25 --- He is able!

Scripture:
To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Insight:
God is awesome; he is loving; he is able! This morning I found myself simply meditating on this wonderful doxology. He is completely able to keep us from falling. He is able to both justify and sanctify those who accept him and respond to him in faith and trust.

Prayer:
Lord, thank you for your awesome redeeming love and power that cleanses me and changes me so that I may be with you forever. Thank you for opening my eyes to your love and truth. May I always intently keep my eyes fixed on you and may my faith remain with strength and confidence; not wavering; planted in truth.

1 comment:

Josh Ewing said...

Jude 22-23

Scripture:
Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch other from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear-hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

Insight:
Even as I am surrounded by scoffers and those captured by the physical world and its temporary pleasures, God calls me to remain in his love and anticipate his mercy that brings me eternal life. I have been snatched from this perishing world by the Lord Jesus and am kept safe in his grasp by his powerful love. With the same mercy and love God uses me to draw others to him. Loving what is eternal and despising what is perishing.

Prayer:
Jesus, thank you for your mercy that brings me eternal life. No power, pricipality, or authority can snatch me from your loving grasp. I pray that you will use me to demonstrate that same love and mercy to others that their souls would be touched and saved.