Jude 3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and to exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Meditation: Hang on brothers and sisters in Christ! We may be in for a rough ride the next few years if the Lord tarries. Are you ready? We have always been considered as soldiers but thus far we’ve had it pretty easy. Jude tells his audience that they should earnestly contend for the faith and that applies to us today as well. Contend…..to contend about a thing, as a combatant. ‘Earnestly” is added to convey the intensive force of the preposition. I want to encourage each believer reading this…..don’t cede one inch of ground to the devil, not one single inch! Fight for the faith as a good soldier.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit as I put on the whole armor of God, ready to not only defend the faith but to advance the cause of Christ in this hostile world! Amen.