Catalyst Leadership Blog

Share This

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Dangerous Reefs

These people are dangerous reefs …” (Jude 12)

Dangerous ReefsNot too far from Australia and the Great Barrier Reef lie at least five ships at the bottom of the ocean. The reefs that caused these tragedies became known as the Wreck Reefs. They are so dangerous because they are so hard to spot.

Jude was writing to a church plagued by trouble-makers who snuck in the side door.

Part of the problem was that they were spila in the Greek – reefs or rocks hidden just under the surface of the water, unable to be seen, but capable of sinking a ship. These folks talked a good game. They preached grace and acceptance, but carried it to the point of celebrating sin.

Peter uses the same word talking about trouble-makers and their fate: “They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done…” (2 Peter 2:13, CSB).

Jude agrees, but he warns us to watch out, because they might just take us out with them! If we follow them in their rebellion and celebration of sin…if we reject the authority of God’s word in our lives, we’re sunk. Paul warned Timothy: “Timothy, my son, I am giving you this instruction… so that… you may fight the good fight, having faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and have shipwrecked their faith.” (1 Timothy 1:18–19, CSB)

Mixing the world with the Word is dangerous business. Be careful to whom you listen…

Let’s discuss this on Sunday!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

Related Posts

Fear Not x 365

Fear Not x 365

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear….” (1 John 4:18) If you grew up in the ‘80s, you remember the

Read More »
The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6) The Stoic says: Know thyself

Read More »
Keep Your Cool

Keep Your Cool

“Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything…” (Philippians 4:5–6, CSB) Last week, Paul gave us a counter-intuitive

Read More »