Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. - Jude 3-4
The grace and forgiveness you have given me are the mainstay of my life. They give me peace of mind and confidence that although I'm a sinner, you still have my back. You are bound to me through love. Please don't ever let me do what Jude talks about here; turn your grace into a license to sin. You are forgiving but you are not lax. You care deeply that I live a godly life and glorify you in the way I treat my body. You want me to live a pure life and I want to do it for you too. I live in a very permissive society that now wants me to value many immoral acts as legitimate choices for all. Give me a lust for purity and grace so I am vigilant about walking the line of godliness but loving to all to all those who fall off the path.
Pastor Don Patterson
Starve your worldly desires by lusting after grace and truth instead.