The book of Jude is a very short book, but it packs a lot of punch! Today, I want to focus on the opening of the book where Jude is setting a foundation on which the gospel of our Lord hinges. It’s easy to simply overlook a scripture like this, but I think we can find some really great gems that will encourage us in our relationship with Jesus.
The Greek translation for Mercy is eleos which means kindness and good will towards man. The translation for peace is eirene which means security and safety of the Messiah’s peace. And love (agape) is translated as affection, good will and brotherly love. The Greek Tranlation for multipled is plethuno (which comes from the same root as the word plethora which we use in our modern day English) is tranlated as increased and multiplied.
Let’s start with a bit of addition.
1+1=1. 2+2=4. 3+3=6. 4+4=8. 5+5=10. 6+6=12. 7+7=14
And now a bit of multiplication.
1×1=1. 2×2=4. 3×3=9. 4×4=16. 5×5=25. 6×6=36. 7×7=49
There’s quite a big difference in those answers! When Jude opens this epistle, he didn’t state that he wanted mercy, peace and love to be added to their Christian walk. God’s eleos, ereine and agape are MULTIPLIED to the Saints!
Friend, let me encourage you to absorb the truth of God’s heart for you! He has multiplied His mercy, peace and His love to you!
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