December 10 – Don’t Pervert God’s Blessings into Lawlessness

In his brief letter, Jude warns his readers not to become false teachers and not to be led astray by them. For certain men have crept in stealthily [gaining entrance secretly by a side door]. Their doom was predicted long ago, ungodly (impious, profane) persons who pervert the grace (the spiritual blessing and favor) of our God into lawlessness and wantonness and immorality, and disown and deny our sole Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Instead of listening or responding to those false teachers, we need to be built up in the faith, pray in the Spirit, and keep ourselves in God’s love. We need to be wise and not let the wolf in sheep’s clothing lead us away from the truth that is found in our Messiah and His teachings. How do we know if a leader is a wolf? Look at his offspring, or in other words, what kind of fruit is coming from his life? Jude was not the only one who warned of the seriousness of knowing who it is we choose to follow. Jesus made it clear that it will not end well for those who lead others astray.

Jude 1:4 AMP