12/08/19: Jude 1:1-25; Psalm 127:1-5; Proverbs 29:15-17

When we read Jude there are several points I think we need to consider.  First Jude introduces himself as being a brother of “James.”  Scholars identify this “James” as being the earthly brother of Jesus.  This means that Jude is also the earthly brother of Jesus.

Secondly, this letter is, again, focused on the “false teachers’ who were infiltrating the early church.   And in my opinion Jude’s inspired description of these men is explicit:

Jude 1These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.

 

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