Jude


Jude
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kept
 Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ:
The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon
 Strong’s Number:   5083
Original Word
Word Origin
tereo
from teros (a watch, perhaps akin to (2334))
Transliterated Word
TDNT Entry
Tereo
8:140,1174
Phonetic Spelling
Parts of Speech
tay-reh’-o
Verb
 Definition
  1. to attend to carefully, take care of
    1. to guard
    2. metaph. to keep, one in the state in which he is
    3. to observe
    4. to reserve: to undergo something
To be “kept” means to be reserved by God for Jesus Christ, to be guarded, to be attended to carefully, to be taken care of. Wow. Great opening!
Michael
The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon
 Strong’s Number:   3413
Original Word
Word Origin
micael
of Hebrew origin (04317)
Transliterated Word
TDNT Entry
Michael
None
Phonetic Spelling
Parts of Speech
mikh-ah-ale’
Noun Masculine
 Definition
Michael = “who is like God”
  1. the first of the chief princes or archangels who is supposed to be the guardian angel of the Israelites
Jude is a letter like many of the others. It was written to believers as a warning about the many false teachers in their midst.
Jude is reminding believers to be cautious and keep their eyes open for the bad apples in the church. He goes on to poetically describe these people as basically ones that bear no fruit and ultimately serve no purpose.
He likens them to the error of Balaam, Cain, and the rebellion of Korah…basically they are selfish, greedy and rebellious.
Jude reminds believers of several times God’s Judgment has wiped out and destroyed people like this…Sodom and Gomorrah, the fallen angels, even those who rebelled against Moses.
I like the way that Jude writes. It speaks to the poet in me and was easy to understand with the many examples.
Jude concludes by reminding us to have mercy or help those who doubt, and lead others to salvation if they are ready.
We are always to try and bear fruit, help others, keeping our hearts tuned into the sorrow of lost souls, so that we unconsciously try and help even those we don’t like.
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