Jude urges believers to contend for the faith and he contrasts this against those who oppose authority, this he calls rebellion. He specifically mentions the rebellion of Korah and his associates against Moses (Numbers 18). As we pray for the Millennial generation and pray for parents and children let's pray against the Spirit of rebellion. The spirit that misuses scripture and disregards authority, structure and order. Romans 13:1-7 is most challenging because it is written at a time when the ruling authorities were more hostile and more anti-Christian than any we've experienced in our life time. Let's contend for the faith by paying respect to those respect is due, taxes to those taxes are due, honour to those honour is due. Let's start with our government, church leaders and parents. Then the police, taxman and teachers. Contend for the faith is a very practical exhortation.
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