Trust God

Depend on God (24-25) Do you truly depend on God? Is He your all in all, or your everything? Join us as we arrive at one of the greatest Biblical verses on assurance and security found in the Bible. Jude 24 ~ Now to him who is able to keep (φυλάσσω phylassō) you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, (ESV) (φυλάσσω phylassō) is a military term that means to guard or to keep watch. This means God is at His post, guarding us against any attack. Proverbs 3:26~for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. (NLT)

Saints, if we rely on God, He will keep us and present us faultless before the presence of His own glory and He does this with exceeding joy (24b). Jesus didn’t die just to get us into heaven, rather He died for us to be faultless when we get there. So that we will arrive blameless, and full of His joy. A joy that is inexpressible. 1 Peter 1:8~Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, (NIV) God desires that each of us live in His joy. The joy that we are filled within His presence. That is why when we come to community or small group or Bible Fellowship, or prayer meeting we leave feeling empowered, full of Joy. Listen to Paul describe this fact in 1 Corinthians 1:8~He will also keep you firm to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV) What could bring us greater joy?

Thinking about the exceeding joy awaiting us causes Jude to burst into praise. Jude 25~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. (ESV) Glory refers to God’s worthiness of praise and honor. Majesty which is God’s mega-greatness, dominion and power refers to God’s awesome sovereignty, or absolute control, over the entire universe. Jude says God is in control. He was in control all of our yesterdays, He is in control today, and let me remind you Jude says, God will be in control tomorrow. Therefore, we can always Depend on Him to keep us from falling. 

Our Takeaway: Have you connected with God lately? If you have been sitting with there with a cumbered load of cares, His joy absent in your life, or just doubting. I want you to hear the words of the Psalmist today in Psalm 104:1~Praise the LORD, my soul. LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. (NIV) Authentic Christian Living in the last days requires us to Remember, Remain, Save, and Depend. As you pray today, why not take this time to seek God from the inside out, in every aspect of your life and family.

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