Jude shifts from engaging with the false teachers who have crept into the church to now engage with the Lord’s beloved people. Believers are called to contend first and foremost by vigilantly guarding their hearts in the remembering of God’s word. We guard ourselves knowing that we battle in a spiritual war that has already been decisively won in the victory of the risen Christ!
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 cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.