20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 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,25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
If there were ever a passage of scripture that would get me amped up and ready to go served the LORD, this would be it. Recently, in my quiet time, the LORD showed this passage to me. It was pretty easy for me to recognize because verses 24-25 are a part of one of my favorite songs, “Omega” by Rebecca St. James.
Many people don’t realize that these verses are a prayer and a call to servant leadership. Jude is a book we often overlook because of the book of Revelation. Or, you are afraid of the last book of the bible and stop at Jude. Either way, what Jude tells us is to keep fighting the Good Fight of Faith and to bring as many people with you as you can, for the end decision of faith is always near for all people. Tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance to start a chain reaction of souls saved and lives changed forever because of Jesus Christ!
I will leave you with two of my favorite pieces of wisdom regarding prayer and service.
- “I rarely pray for more than 15 minutes, but I never go 15 minutes without prayer!”
- “Service is not an accomplishment, but an ongoing mission to change the world!”