Daily Devotional

“Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe” (Jude 5).

For too long the confessing church in western culture has associated knowing with believing; that acknowledging and offering intellectual assent to the historical reality of Jesus, and even the biblical assertion that he is the Son of God, is to be a believer and the only thing necessary to wear the label, “Christian.” In today’s text, however, Jude offers the needed reminder that biblical belief is associated not with knowing certain things but, rather, true belief is translated into an obedience that emerges out of relationship.

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