Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. – Jude 1:21 (KJV)
For such a short verse, it says so much about what we’re supposed to do and how we’re supposed to do it. It’s easy to love Yeshua. Those who read the Bible and who have followed the life of Jesus Christ are compelled to love the Son of God, even if only for the amazing things He did and the messages He delivered.
Yeshua’s hope was that we would love His Father. More than that, the wording of this verse is interesting in that we are to keep ourselves in the love of God while looking for mercy from the Messiah. This is important to understand, because it means more than just being grateful or thanking our Father. It’s about living out lives within the love that the Father shines on us. Leave the shadows. Bask in His love. Be ready for Yeshua’s judgment by doing what He asks in order to receive His mercy.