“[T]o execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jude 1:15)
We ought to take seriously the judgement of the Lord. Too many, it seems, think it’s all fun and games. It is not a matter of being fearful, but about trying to do good, knowing that grace is what motivates it, seeking to be decent to others (according to the Lord and not the world) and do things the way the Lord would have you do them, in utter simplicity, behaving as you ought to behave. But the world does not want you to do that and the games go on.
Lord, Help me to see the contrast between good and evil, and live as You would have me live. Guide me away from the wicked ways of this world and into the way You have established from the beginning. Help me, dear Lord, to remember that in You I have hope and know that when judgement comes I have the blessed assurance of Your grace. Lead me as You know I need to be guided and teach me to get out of the way so You can lead.
Lord Jesus, I have many ideas and I need to stop. Help me learn first how to submit to You, My Lord and Savior. Then teach me to follow You no matter what people around me are doing and saying. Finally, in Your goodness, lift me up to become like You. I know this needs to begin over and over again, but do not give up on me Jesus. Keep leading me in the way I need to go. Amen.