Counsel from a friend . . .

Jude 1:16-25

These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own passions, loud-mouthed boasters, flattering people to gain advantage. / But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; / they said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” / It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. / But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; / keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. / And convince some, who doubt; / save some, by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. / Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, / to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.