“Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.”Jude 3
But as a grown man, nothing could outdo my joy in my father as when he, much later in life, became a Christian and then asked me to baptize him. He was, as Paul says, “a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Jude urges us in his short letter to contend for the faith. You could spend a lifetime struggling to keep up perfect morals and exemplary integrity, but when you contend for the faith, you have fought for something truly worth keeping.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Sometimes parents live their faith by word and example; sometimes the children take their faith to their parents. The Lord often works his sovereign will in surprising ways.
Bible In A Year
- 2 Chronicles 5-6
- Psalm 10
- Matthew 14-15