Jude and Other Dudes
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On Wednesday nights there are a few dudes that get together at a local Bob Evans to enjoy some food and to talk through life’s questions. I am one of those dudes and we dudes refer to ourselves as the Wednesday Knights. A dear friend suggested that name as a reminder, and a play on words, that, as men, we have a responsibility to train and prepare for life’s battles. We are also under the responsibility to be on guard for those that the King has entrusted to our care.
We recently took some time to read through John MacArthur’s small study guide on ‘How to study the bible’. Last evening we finally finished reading through the book and decided to apply the techniques that John suggested by going trough a book in the New Testament.
For those of you who are especially quick, you will have realized that we decided on the book of Jude based on the title of my post. I believe that one of the reasons that we selected this particular scripture is due to its short length. This is a good thing when trying to apply some of the techniques that John has suggested- the first being to read through the book every day for several days or weeks. So this week I am committed to reading the book of Jude (ok, so it’s only 25 verses) every day until we meet again.
I have read it twice now and this is the thought that has hit me hard tonight:
We become arrogant when we read the Word and believe that the instruction against evil is always about someone else. We I need to be willing to look for personal application even especially in the areas that aren’t very flattering.
That is why I need Jude and those other dudes in my life. I am very thankful that there are men who want to get together to learn about discovering and applying God’s teachings to their lives.
Who is standing with you?
(By the way, if you are a dude in the Columbus, Ohio area and want to hang out a Bob Evans on a Wednesday night, we would love to have you.)