Fool’s Run

14 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying,“Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, 15 to 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.” 16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage. Jude 14–16

While the Book of Enoch is not included in the Bible, just as we might quote biblical truth from a great preacher back in the day, Jude does here. His theme is the Lord’s return with myriads of his “holy ones” to mete out justice.

Until then we’ll have to contend earnestly with false teachers, working overtime to discern good from bad, right from wrong.

But thankfully we are not the final judge; He is. While all will be judged, we do not worry, but the ungodly should, for they will face the consequences of their words and deeds.

The word “all” is repeated here to show the thoroughness of God’s judgement. “Ungodly” stresses the “either or” of that judgment, that we are either godly or ungodly.

At our level we can only hear and see what we hear and see, and when we do, we avoid such men (and women) as these. Actually, this is not hard to do. We simply look for the constant fault-finders and conspicuous flatterers. These complainers and murmurers speak out harshly against God and his ways, and arrogantly seek to gain the upper hand against him through political tactics.

How foolish!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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