I think we need to be reminded.
We need to be aware.
We need to be forewarned.
We need to be proactive.
We have covered some of this before at varied times, but remember!
Creepers will creep.
a bond-servant of Jesus Christ,
and brother of James,
To those who are the called,
beloved in God the Father,
and kept for Jesus Christ:
May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation,
I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed,
those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation,
ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Jude was a bond-servant of the Lord.
Jude was the brother of James.
Jude, in humility, did not mention that he was the earthly brother of Jesus!
He wanted to write about their common salvation, but something had happened.
He felt the necessity to write something else.
We need to hear this “something else”.
He wrote to appeal to them to contend earnestly for the faith!
Because certain people had “crept in” - Creepers.
They were unnoticed.
They were condemned.
They were ungodly.
They twisted the grace of God.
They denied the Lord Jesus.
Such are prevalent today in the organized church.
Many profess to be true believers.
They are not.
We must address them.
Contend for the faith.