1 John 4:13-14 Jude 1:21 NIV 2011
This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Chris to bring you to eternal life.
Both John and Jude, concerned with the heretical teachings of their time, wrote letters reflecting concern regarding the popularity of that thought. Keeping Jesus’ words consistently in mind was the believer’s key. 1 John 2:3, “We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.” Remain steadfast just as those that walked with Jesus. John 3:17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” Jesus is the lover coming for His bride.
The world today is not much different than that after Jesus death, burial and resurrection. We have a daily choice, pleasing others or pleasing the Lord. I think of 2 Corinthians 1:21, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” I was sealed in Christ. Jesus is returning for His bride.
Who will you please and why?