Day 32 // Hey Jude

March 19, 2013

Question: What do 2 Peter and Jude have in common?

Answer: A lot.

Today, we’ll read pages 369-382 from 2 Peter and Jude.

We’re reading these letters together because they share a common theme: the importance of resisting false teaching. It’s even possible that Peter and Jude were addressing the same issue.

Apparently, this teaching had something to do with Christ’s return. Some were saying that if he hadn’t bothered to show up by now (“now” being approximately 30 years after his resurrection), there was no point expecting him to come back at all.

Peter and Jude don’t mince words. Peter describes such people as “scoffers” who follow “their own evil desires.” Jude calls them “blemishes” and “twice dead.”

These two letters remind us that we must “contend for the faith” that God entrusted to us. But note how both letters also urge patience toward those who doubt, even as God is patient with us.

Pages 359 – 368 from 2 Peter & Jude

Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

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