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The Application Of Jude 1:3-4

I'm in the middle of writing my exegetical paper on two verses of Jude, 3 & 4 (there's only one chapter). I just finished writing the application section, which is required to be only one page. In this case, writing less was actually more difficult. I was forced to cut out about five sentences. Anyway, I was reading it over and it just seemed worth blogging. So... here ya go. The first application of Jude 3 & 4, comes from Jude’s words, “while I was making every effort to write you…I felt the necessity.” As we’ve already read, he goes on to speak about something other than his original intent. What strikes me is the relevant truth that correlates with Proverbs 27:6, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.” Likewise, with wisdom, we ought to be more concerned with what is needful for one’s walk with Christ to be strengthened than to only give shallow encouragement in spite of the facts. The second finds its roots in the clause “con

A Summary Of the Newest

Keeping up-to-date with my blog has been a lot harder than I had imagined. Actually, I was going to put it off again tonight, but after Josh Evans had mentioned it to me I figured I could take an hour to sit down and review what I've experienced within the past month. Oh, where do I start? What's new? Well, I read so much more now than I ever have in my life. This past Monday I sat down and read Deuteronomy, to finish my reading of the Pentateuch. It's the first time that I've read the whole thing through (the Pentateuch that is). Isn't that crazy? A 22 year-old church boy who's been saved for nine years is just now reading the foundation of God's Word . I'm convinced now that if you haven't read the Pentateuch and understood it then you're probably misunderstanding much of the rest of the Bible. Understanding Genesis-Deuteronomy brings those lyrics to mind, "I can see clearly now; the rain is gone." So much that I never had a good gras