Fight for the Faith
1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
- Challenge – Be ready to fight for what you believe in. The way you are willing to fight for your faith in Jesus Christ should be the same, if not greater, than the way you fight for your worldly possessions.
- Consequences – If you don’t contend for the Word of God, you will fall for anything.
- Characteristics – You can’t live for God any old way, you have to obey the Word of God.