Beyond the Weekend

June 1 | The Danger of Personal Damage

June 1, 2016

Jude 1.8-10

The grace benders in Jude are rejecting the authority of God by disregarding his instructions and embracing whatever feels good. They’re just doing whatever comes natural to them and flaunting it.

This approach has only become more prevalent in the 2,000 years since Jude wrote this letter. Many just want to be left alone and do whatever feels right. Intuitively, we know this approach to life isn’t a good idea and will damage us. Bitterness robs our life of joy, addiction destroys contentment and stability, and porn undermines real relationships.

Jude tells us just doing the things that come natural to us leads to destruction. As Christians, we’re instructed to do the opposite. In Matthew 7.24 Jesus says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

If we learn to follow God’s instructions and commands, instead of damaging ourselves through sin, our lives can be built upon a firm foundation.

Today, as you consider the contrast between building your life upon whatever feels right or upon the instructions of God, memorize Matthew 7.24 to remind you of the firm foundation available.

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