JUDE 1:21‬

“and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.”

Jude‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The responsibility to have an eternal perspective is paramount for Jude. In verse 21, he outlines the idea that sitting in salvation is not to create a passive state amongst Christian’s. In becoming a saved people, we are not to become lethargic. Surely this is the state of many believers who claim “security,” in salvation but truly just use it to create ease and convenience. Instead, salvation should create longing for actuation. Jude describes this akin to waiting for a mercy not yet tasted. This longing for eternity with God, beyond the constraints of this world is important. It is also sorely lacking in the church. Salvation isn’t for the present sufferings. It is for the future glory. The hunger it should create in believers is to be a great motivator to stay with God despite our freedom through salvation. Many Christian’s do not experience God’s love because they do not think of God beyond the means by which they can experience freedom from sin. But there is much more to him. If we hope to experience God’s love, we must remain hungry for him. Salvation should create a sense of great excitement within us at the prospect of God’s mercies being full as we enter into eternal life. This is equally a part of the gospel message that all Christians should know and cherish.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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