Read Jude today

Tomorrow we will read Psalm 121.
The book of Jude is a challenge to us because it addresses the issue of some people who abuse God’s grace. God’s grace frees us from the penalty of sin and death. It also frees us to live holy lives. Yet then, as now, there were some people who used this freedom to justify living self-centered lives. The attitude appears to be, “Since God will forgive me, I can do anything I want to do.”
Jude is making the point that Jesus did not die on the cross so we could continue living sinfully. Rather, Jesus died on the cross so we could live righteously. This is not a legalistic righteousness, but righteousness based on a genuine, growing relationship with God.
As we look back on our lives, is there any evidence that the presence of God’s grace has transformed us? Has our love for God and our love for our neighbor grown because of our faith?
Jude 1:3-4 NLT
Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people. [4] I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 14:12 NIV
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Galatians 5:19-23 NIV
The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; [20] idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions [21] and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
[22] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.