Family Devotional 7: Week of: December 27


Sunday Text: Jude verses 17-19

17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”

19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.


After reading Jude 17-19, read also Matthew 10:26-33

Jude here reminds us that nothing happen as a surprise to God.  He has known forever of ____________________ things that would come to be – down to when a bird falls from the sky and the number of ____________________ on each person’s head.  This is known as the omniscience of God.  

Omni – meaning all.

Science – meaning knowledge

While the church is the body of Christ on earth set apart to do His work here, we are also made up of fallen, sinful people who mess up.  This, too, is not a surprise to ____________________.  It is so vital for us to remember what Jesus did for us, even when we had nothing to do with him.  James 4:4 reminds us of this: “You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the ____________________ is enmity with ____________________? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the ____________________ makes himself an enemy of ____________________.”


As we realize we are called by God to live, to love, and to lead differently, think about ways that drawing near to God might change day to day life in your family.


If God knows all things, even the number of hairs on my head, is there anything in your life beyond His reach?


Considering that God knows all things, He must have known your name long before you were born.  What does that mean for the purpose of your life today?


Look at the world around us and all the troubles it has.  A tough question to as is where is God in all of this, but a tougher question is: “What would the world look like if God was not with us at all?”


Some big topics were hinted at this week.  Consider for further reading:

Omni’s Of God

Omniscience – God is all-knowing

Psalm 147:5, 1 Timothy 1:17, Judges 1:25, Romans 16:27, Isaiah 40:13-14, Romans 11:33, Isaiah 48:8, Matthew 6:31-34

Omnipotent – God is all-powerful

Job 9:19, Revelation 19:6, Luke 1:37, 40:28, Romans 9:13-18, Romans 11:35-36

Omnipresent – God is everywhere, all the time

1 Kings 8:27, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 28:18-20, Job 31:4