Daily Devotion on Jude 1-4, 17-23
Text: Jude 1-4, 17-23
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. (Hebrews 13:7)
The writer to the Hebrews encourages us to remember all the spiritual leaders who have gone before us. By remembering them and seeing that they are now in heaven, we can use them as examples that we can imitate in our lives. We have an opportunity to do just that this week.
Occasionally, there are days throughout the calendar year that the Christian Church has set aside for remembering those who have gone before us. This coming Sunday is one of those days: The Festival of St. Simon and St. Jude. On this particular day we remember two lesser known believers from Scripture who fought the good fight of faith.
Jude encourages us in the devotion this morning to continue to persevere in the faith. There will be countless troubles, trials, and temptations around every corner. Many of us are facing such things this very moment.
Jude reminds us to build ourselves up in our “most holy faith.” Then, remaining in God’s love, we can wait patiently for Jesus to return in glory.
This is something that Jude and countless other Christians have done. God give us strength and resolve to do the same!
Prayer: O God, we thank you for the glorious company of the apostles and, especially for Saint Simon and Saint Jude. We pray that, as they were faithful and zealous in their mission, so may we with ardent devotion make known the love and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Posted on October 22, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, School and tagged Church, Daily Devotions, Faith, Iscariot, Judas, Jude, Leaders, Resolve, School, Simon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.