Good morning, Father. The weekend has been full of strenuous labor and graduation celebration and this morning we will come together to worship and to sit at Your feet. I am grateful that You have been with me and will continue to be with me. My life is secure in Your hands.
Jude 1:24-25 (<<click green)
Jude concludes his letter by giving credit where credit it truly due – to You, Lord. In one sentence he gives us two incredible reasons to bring You glory, that is to praise Your name.
The first one is that You are “able to keep [us] from falling away.” I know who I am. I know what I have done and what I am capable of doing. The incredible pull of this world will all of its enticements is real. They are empty and ultimately unfulfilling but they are real nonetheless. Despite the relentless tugging, You are “able to keep [us] from falling away.” All glory to You, Lord.
Secondly, “with great joy” You will bring us into Your “glorious presence” – and this is truly incredible! – “without a single fault”! With all the stumbling and bumbling and tripping and falling – even with all of that – I will someday stand before You face to face “without a single fault”! It seems unbelievable. And it would be but it comes from Your mouth… and from Your heart.
On so many fronts the world is against us, but You, Lord, are for us! The Apostle Paul affirms this in Romans 8:31,
“If God is for us, who ever can be against us?”
Lord, how true it is,
“All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord.” v25a
Amen and amen!
June 4th, Sun, 6:25 am