Sunday, December 31, 2017

Life Lessons From Jude - Priority

The Collins English Dictionary defines priority as the most important thing you have to do or deal with, or must be done or dealt with before everything else you have to do. Jude had to prioritize on whether to talk about salvation or contending for the faith.

If he talked about salvation, it may or may not have sounded like music to their ears. This is because he was writing to Christians and depending on their attitude, it will come across as telling them what they already know.

So he talked about “contending for the faith”. More like telling them to jealously guard what they already have.
Why is prioritizing most important? It is important because the bible says so.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
Emphasis Mine

Certain information have shelf lives and may only be relevant for a particular season. When we prioritize, it does not make the secondary information of less value. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, you know that salvation is the starting point for all spiritual growthand maturation. Yet, in this case, Jude chose to talk about contending for the faith over salvation.
Jude, in his epistle, is teaching us that, even in our communication, we need to prioritize. Amen.

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