Jude 1: 24-25 is a doxology written about Jesus Christ our Lord. A doxology is an expression of praise and Jude wrote this praise after giving warnings alongside of encouragement throughout the entire book. Although the focus is on verses 24 and 25, we need to look at everything going on before so we are able to see the need for Jude’s doxology at the close of his letter.
Jude is writing to those who are loved by God and kept by Jesus Christ. He explains in verse 3 that his intention was to write to them about the salvation they share being in Christ, but felt he needed to urge them to contend for their faith.
Jude proceeds to write about “godless men who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality” and others who reject authority and speak abusively against things they do not understand. The word “contend” in Jude’s letter is written as a call to fight for our faith. Jude knew we would encounter false teachers and godless people who would not be like the ones who are kept in Jesus Christ.
In verse 17, Jude begins a call to persevere and in verse 20, Jude gives direction to us saying we should “build ourselves up in our most Holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.” This instruction is how we persevere during a time where false teaching becomes more and more prevalent.
So, why did Jude write this Doxology? The answer is simple. He alludes to it in verse 1 by referencing those who are “kept” by Jesus Christ and then again in verse 24 saying, “him who is able to “keep” you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.”
Jesus guards us, protects us, or in other words, has set us apart and through the Holy Spirit He helps us maneuver life.
Our being “kept” by Jesus Christ should be enough for any of us to write a Doxology.