The two verses that proceed the book of Revelation are commonly known as a doxology, but are full of deep truth.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 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!” (Jude 24, 25)
These couple of verses reveal that God is “dynamically able” in three specific ways that concern all of us.
1. God is able to keep us from stumbling
In mountain climbing, the beginning hiker will attach himself to the expert so that if he loses his footing he won’t stumble and fall to his death. In the same manner, if we keep connected with God, we cannot fall. He keeps us safe.
Although God is able to keep us from stumbling but we can, by our choices, loosen our grip on him. There is a continual negative potential to our wills. We all have choice to keep our grip on God or to simply let go in any life situation. The good news is that we are secure in God if we choose to be.
Jude was warning his readers about false teachers who were promoting both false doctrine and practising a sinful lifestyle. The context makes it clear that Jude is encouraging believers to look to the One who can keep them from being duped by false teachers.
If we keep our eyes on the Good Shepherd, he will lead us in paths of righteousness. Jesus leads his sheep away from dangerous routes. (Psalm 23:3)
2. God is able to make us stand
The posture of standing is significant to every human being.
“We will all stand before the judgement seat of God. For it is written, As I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me and every tongue shall give praise to God.” (Rom 14:10) Praise God!: for he is able to make us stand in that day!
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-26)
3. God is able to make us blameless with great joy
God does not make us blameless with any level of frustration on his part. He makes us blameless with great joy! He never says, “This better be the last time!”. He loves you and I so much that he joyfully makes us blameless!
One of the popular verses in scripture is found in Nehemiah. When the people understood how sinful they had been and how far they were from God, they wept. They felt true remorse and they repented. Nehemiah and Ezra told them to stop weeping and to understand that the “joy of the Lord” was their strength”. (Nehemiah 8:10)
God joyfully forgives and makes blameless those who believe who he is.
In so many wonderful ways, God is dynamically able. No matter how dark our lives have become, just simply placing our faith in Jesus Christ ignites the powerful dynamite of God’s ability! We appreciate your Comments