“But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 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 20-21 NLT)
In light of the approaching Day of Christ when He will raise the dead to either life or judgment (Jn. 5:28-29, Acts 10:42), Jude’s message is clear and simple: We need frequent gatherings with faith-building friends (Heb. 10:25), constant prayer (Lk. 18:1-8), and hope in nothing but the return of Jesus (1 Pet. 1:13) that we might love and obey Him without reservation in this present, evil age (Tit. 2:12).