The Grace of God Keeps Us

Jude 24–25 [widescreen]

Reading the Word

Jude 24–25 (ESV)

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Understanding and Applying the Word

The gospel teaches us that we are all sinners and in need of a Savior. It tells us that we cannot save ourselves, but God sent his Son into the world to die for the sins of mankind and redeem all who repent and trust in him. Our salvation comes not through what we can earn through good works, but through the love and grace of God.

Today, we read that it is also by God’s grace that believers will one day stand before God blameless. God’s grace not only saves us, but keeps us to the end. He is a wonderful God and worthy of all praise and honor and glory! Jude closes by describing God as our great King who deserves our worship now and forever.

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The One Who Is Able

Jude 25 [widescreen]

Reading the Word

Jude 24–25 (ESV)

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

Understanding the Word

How can a person walk with God and not stumble in a world filled with evil? If we were left to do it on our own, we could not. Thankfully, we have not been left to do it alone. Jesus Christ keeps us from stumbling and presents us blameless before God.

Applying the Word

What a great Savior we have! Jesus Christ not only died as a sacrifice for our sins, but he keeps us to the very end. It is by grace that we are saved through Christ and it is by grace that we are kept as well. Glory to God for such a wonderful salvation! May he receive all worship, adoration, power, and praise because he is worthy!

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