Text: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude 1:3)
Tweet: All who confess to be Christian are divinely duty-bound to contend for the Christian Faith—to fight diligently, as its faithful defenders, for its fundamental doctrines, which have been finally delivered to the saints, who alone are its Christ commissioned stewards.
Text: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Tweet: Thanks to Christ, our High Priest, who identifies with us and intercedes for us, the throne of God has become a throne of grace and a mercy seat, accessible to the desperately needy, who may boldly approach it to appeal to the Almighty for divine pity.
Text: Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. (Jude 1:2)
Tweet: Mercy, divine pity for the desperately needy, and the multiplication of peace and love will all prove critical for the church in the coming dark days of rampant apostasy under relentless persecution.
Text: What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. (Psalm 56:3)
Tweet: Faith in the Lord alleviates fears in our lives. In times when we’re troubled, we do well to trust in the Lord.
Text: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
Tweet: The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts from all anxiety when we worry about nothing, pray about everything, and thank God in all things.
Text: Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: (Jude 1:1)
Tweet: At the first of Jude, the Bible’s foremost and most foreboding forewarning of end-time apostasy, we’re taught how true Christians, those called by the Spirit and beloved of the Father, will be kept by the Son from compromising their faith and forfeiting their soul.
Text: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. (Psalm 138: 7-8)
Tweet: In troubled times, God can be trusted to revive and restore us, to protect and preserve us, to perfect His plans and purposes concerning us, and to forgive and not forsake us.
Text: Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. (Psalm 138:6)
Tweet: The Lord Most High is mindful of the lowly, but knows the proud from afar; that is, He knows all about them, but has no relationship with them.
Text: All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord. (Psalm 138:4-5)
Tweet: The reason world leaders fail to laud the Lord is they refuse to listen to His words; if they did, they would be glad in His ways and glory in His worthiness.
Text: In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)
Tweet: In the day of distress, God provides strength for our soul, not necessarily deliverance from all our problems, if we’ll cry out to Him in prayer.