Sunday, January 28, 2018

Life Lessons From Jude - Service and Caution

Jude proceeds by telling us that we can be of service to unbelievers by showing kindness. Jude encourages us to show kindness on purpose. Kindness is a quality of being friendly, generous and considerate.

Colossians 3:12 (NIV)
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Emphasis Mine

When you physically clothe yourselves, do you realize that it is a conscious, purposeful activity? So too it is with kindness. We are told by the above scripture to “clothe” ourselves with kindness. Show kindness consciously and on purpose. It is a useful character trait because Jesus showed kindness to others while on earth. We should do likewise.

Jude also says we should hate every trace of sin, yet help the sinner. In an attempt to help someone deal with certain aspects of their lives, for example, disobedience, stealing, pride, lies telling, vain talk, laziness, etc. It is important that you do not become a victim of circumstance as well.

An aspect of caution is also observed in Jude’s epistle when he realized that the Christian community had been infiltrated by godless teachers. He took responsibility to provide words of wisdom, advice, and caution on how to deal with the situation without becoming a victim of the situation.

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