Unto him who is able to keep us from falling
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Before I commence my daily devotion and reading, I woke up this morning with this verse in my mind, so I’ve decided to read and meditate on it. By the way, the bible are full of illustrations. I believe it is not literal (such as plucking your eyes out, hate your parents, etc)
Never ever will the bible, the word of God teach us, nor require us to do such a thing for there a commandments that govern the love. If your mind starts to wander and be fearful of such illustrations, pray to God. I personally have been horrified as a new born babe reading such things, for I had taken it literally. The devil is there to keep you from reading the word of God. If fear can keep you from reading God’s word, he will. Bible also teaches us on balance, a time for everything. While many have no time for God, some have given so much time to God that they neglect the earthy responsibilities which again is an abomination to the Lord. What earthly responsibilities neglected? Such as care for the family, the parents, your work, tax, your fellow brethren, evangelism, etc. See? Christianity is not just about Jesus and God alone and that’s it. It’s a balance. Ecclesiastes 3.
So, you fear you will fall don’t you? Fall into sin? In Jude 1:24-25. who is able to keep you from falling AND present you faultless? Note, it’s not OR or EITHER, it’s the word AND. Meaning it satisfy both condition concurrently. Who? God! No one else! And through whom can we come before him faultless? Jesus! Jesus who suffered, bled, died and rose again on the third day for our sins! God through Jesus can present us faultless before the awesome judgment throne! Yes, only through Jesus for there is no other name given among men for salvation (Acts 4:12; Jn 3:16,36)
This is such a lovely and wonderful reminder to depend on God. The life application bible explains the verse such that “The audience to whom Jude wrote was vulnerable to heresies and to temptations towards immoral living. He encourages the believers to remain firm in their faith sand trust god ‘s promises for their future. This was all the more important because they are living in the last days, much closer to the end than were the original readers of this letter. We, too, are susceptible to doctrinal error. We, too, are tempted to give in to sin. Although much false teaching is around us, we need not fear or give up in despair – God can keep us from falling and he guarantees that if we remain faithful , he will bring us into his presence and give us everlasting joy.”