Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday March 26, 2013 - Sandy

Today's scripture focusJude 1:8
Today's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Deuteronomy 15-16, Psalm 61, Luke 17

Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.
Jude 1:8

MacArthur's sermon here

Honestly, I found this verse hard.  It's kind of awkward when a single verse is taken alone.  Not because it's wrong to consider a verse alone, but because it's hard for my human mind to do so.

So far, throughout Jude, we are seeing the warnings against defying God, turning our backs on Him and His ways, and this verse is no different.  While we are clothed in grace, and forgiven through Christ, there are serious consequences to willfully choosing to ignore God.

The consequences are even more dire for those who claim the name of Christ, yet are liars and deceivers.

I honestly can't even say anymore, MacArthur's sermon is excellent reading on this.

1 comment:

TammyIsBlessed said...

They are dreamers - they make up their own truth to suit their purposes, possibly based on dreams or visions they claim came from God, but definitely based on their own deluded minds.

They defile the flesh, living an immoral lifestyle. Often that's what motivates false teachers, don't you think? You can claim to be a Christian but still hold on to your mistress by teaching your own version of the truth.

So sad how people will to almost any lengths to justify the sin they love, and how easily others can be deceived by them.