I’m going about this pondering post a bit different than I usually do. Instead of giving some of my ponderings, I am going to give some questions that came to mind as I read the book – as well as a few internet resources that I found helpful.Who was Jude? (see #3 in this link)Verse 1: What does the word Beloved mean? Jude uses it several times in the first few verses.Verse 3: What does it mean to contend for the faith? How do we do it?Verse 4: What are some ways in our day that we see the grace of God being perverted? (Check out this article)Verse 5: What reminders do we need to hear often today as the people of God?
Verse 11: “The way of Cain” – The way of Cain refers to any individual who attempts to approach God on his or her own terms rather than on God’s terms.Verse 11: Balaam’s errorVerse 14: What do you know about Enoch? See Genesis 5:18 and THISVerse 20: How do you build yourself up in the faith? How do you “keep yourself in the love of God?”Verse 23: How do you demonstrate mercy to those who doubt? How do you “snatch” them out of the fire?Verse 24: What is a doxology?
May this brick help you get to know this little book better and to think about some of the issues that he addresses.