Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.
Jude 1:3 NET
You’re in a fight! There is no other way around it!
You’re in a fight against the things that would want to come against the things of God in your life. Sometimes these are things you can see. Other times, these are things you can’t, things that are in the spiritual.
Jude understood this. His letter quickly took on the tone (v3) that the Believer must fight for the faith.
Have you ever thought about your faith in that way? Don’t think it won’t happen to you!
The evil one wants you weak, not focusing on God, focusing on the things of this world and filling ALL of your time and attention on things that don’t have any eternal implications.
Don’t be lulled to sleep. Don’t become weak. Don’t allow the enemy to steal what God has already given and promised to you. Fight for it!
How do you contend or fight? This is a spiritual war and you need to fight it accordingly.
You fight in prayer. You fight with the Word of God. You fight alongside your brothers and sisters in the faith.
The enemy has thousands of years of experience and has claimed millions of lives. He is deceitful. He knows the only way to win (keep you ineffective for God), is to get you away from the faith, to keep you away from staying strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
A soldier doesn’t train only one day out of the week! But many Christians only get any kind of spiritual nourishment once a week on Sunday. That’s not enough!
Train up so you are ready to go to war. Your eternal life, the lives of your family and loved ones are at stake.
Lord, help me to keep my spiritual eyes open to recognize the schemes of evil. Give me spiritual discernment so that I can join the fight for Your Kingdom.