Sunday’s Scripture

Jude

Jude a bond servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James to those who are the called sanctified by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ mercy peace and love be multiplied to you
Beloved while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints for certain men have crept in unnoticed who long ago were marked out for this condemnation ungodly men who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ but I want to remind you though you once knew this that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt afterward destroyed those who did not believe and the angels who did not keep their proper domain but left their own abode He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in a similar manner to these having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh are set forth as an example suffering the vengeance of eternal fire likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh reject authority and speak evil of dignitaries yet Michael the archangel in contending with the devil when he disputed about the body of Moses dared not bring against him a reviling accusation but said “the Lord rebuke you” but these speak evil of whatever they know naturally like brute beasts in these things they corrupt themselves woe to them for they have gone in the way of Cain have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit and perished in the rebellion of Korah these are spots in your love feast while they feast with you without fear serving only themselves they are clouds without water carried about by the winds late autumn trees without fruit twice dead pulled up by the roots raging waves of the sea foaming up their own shame wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever now Enoch the seventh from Adam prophesied about those men also saying “behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on all to convict all who are ungodly among them of all ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinner have spoken against Him” these are grumblers complainers walking according to their own lusts and they mouth great swelling words flattering people to gain advantage but you beloved remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts these are sensual persons who cause divisions not having the Spirit but you beloved building yourselves up on your most holy faith praying in the Holy Spirit keep yourselves in the love of God looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life and on some have compassion making a distinction but others save with fear pulling them out of the fire hating even the garment defiled by the flesh now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy to God our savior who alone is wise be glory and majesty dominion and power both now and forever amen

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