Jude 8-13

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Jude 8-13 Inductive Bible Study

Jude 8-13

Clouds without Water

Summary- The apostates that Jude writes of all followed their lustful imaginations, defiled the flesh, rejected authority, and mocked angels. Even as the archangel Michael, as powerful as he was, did not personally judge the devil, but left his judgment in the hands of the Lord, so we can trust the Lord to rebuke the apostates in His time. They make fun of the things they don’t understand,  instead trusting their instincts and being destroyed by them. Their fate will be the same as Cain’s, Balaam’s, and Korah’s. Like many examples found in nature, they appear powerful and rewarding, but yield no good thing.

Central Teaching- God is powerful. In His time, He will judge the apostates for their wickedness, as He has done in the past.

Key Verse- 10

Key Words-defile, reject, revile, judgment, destroyed, forever

Ten things this passage says-

  1. Apostates defile the flesh, reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
  2. Michael the archangel disputed with the devil and argued over the body of Moses.
  3. He did not judge the devil himself, but left the rebuking to the Lord.
  4. Apostates revile what they do not understand.
  5. Apostates trust their instincts, just as animals do, and are ultimately destroyed by them.
  6. They rebel against God openly, as Cain, Balaam and Korah did.
  7. They will meet the same fate as the rebels before them.
  8. Apostates are dangerous to believers, and can wreck their lives.
  9. They promise rain, but deliver only dryness and death.
  10. They promise a feast, but deliver a famine.
  11. They promise power, but deliver confusion and destruction.
  12. They promise guidance, but their glory is fleeting, and their wisdom disappears.

Ten things this passage does not say-

  1. Apostates are misguided, but basically harmless.
  2. Michael was more powerful than the devil, and took it into his own hands to judge him.
  3. Apostates truly want to know the truth, and dig in deep to understand difficult concepts.
  4. Apostates’ instincts are basically sound, and lead them to safety and truth.
  5. Apostasy isn’t really rebellion, it’s just a difference of opinion and misunderstanding of the truth.
  6. God might have judged rebellion harshly in the past, but He’s a kind and loving God, and will certainly give people a second chance now, as long as they mean well.
  7. Apostates are basically harmless.
  8. Their ways bring relief and refreshment.
  9. Their ways are filling and nourishing.
  10. Their ways propel them and their followers to great power.
  11. Their guidance is faithful and lasting.

What does this passage teach me about God?

He created our bodies to be a temple, and He desires us to keep them holy.

He wants us to submit to the authorities He has placed over us.

His judgment may seem to tarry, but it is sure, and He will accomplish it.

Everything that God promises, He delivers.

His judgment is eternal.

He is consistent. As he judged in the past, so He will continue to judge.

How does this passage apply to my life?

I should not personally attempt to deal with or judge demons on my own, but rather seek the Lord’s intervening power against them.

I must realize that the only true source of refreshment and nourishment comes from the Lord. Every earthly means of satisfaction will not only leave me wanting, but will lead to my destruction.

Don’t arrogantly mock those things that I don’t understand, but rather humbly try to understand them.

Questions-

What does it mean that these men “by dreaming” defile the flesh, etc.? V8

What three ways were the apostates characterized in this verse? V8

What does it mean to defile the flesh? V8

What does it mean to reject authority? V8

What does it mean to revile angelic majesties? V8

Who is the archangel Michael, and what is his job? V9

What was Michael fighting over, and with whom was he fighting in this verse? V9

Why do you think they were fighting over Moses’ body? V9

Why would Michael not rebuke Satan? V9

What is the contrast between Michael here and the apostates? V9

What is the danger in reviling what we don’t understand? V10

Why would someone speak abusively of something they don’t understand? V10

What kinds of things do fleshly humans know by instinct? V10

What will following after these instincts do to us? V10

What is “the way of Cain”? V11

What is “the error of Balaam”? V11

What is “the rebellion of Korah”? V11

What sins did all of these people have in common? V11

What was their end? V11

What does it mean, that these men are “hidden reefs in your love feasts”? V12

What does it mean, “they are clouds without water”? V12

What winds are they carried along by? V12

What does it mean that they are “autumn trees without fruit”? V12

What does it mean “doubly dead, uprooted”? V12

What does it mean  they are “wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam”? V13

Why are they called “wandering stars”? V13

What is the “black darkness” that is “reserved for them forever”? V 13

Cross References-

Jude 8-

Jer 33:25-26

25 “Thus says the LORD, ‘If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established, 26 then I would reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, not taking from his descendants rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.'”

1 Cor 3:17

17 If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.

1 Tim 1:10

10 and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,

2 Peter 2:10-12

10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.

Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

Gen 3:5

5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Num 16:12-13

12 Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up. 13 “Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

1 Sam 10:27

27 But certain worthless men said, “How can this one deliver us?” And they despised him and did not bring him any present. But he kept silent.

Ps 12:3-4

3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,

The tongue that speaks great things;

4 Who have said, “With our tongue we will prevail;

Our lips are our own; who is lord over us?”

Luke 19:14

14 “But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’

Acts 7:39

39 “Our fathers were unwilling to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt,

1 Thess 4:8

8 So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

Heb 13:17

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Ex 22:28

28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Prov 30:11

11 There is a kind of man who curses his father

And does not bless his mother.

Prov 30:17

17 The eye that mocks a father

And scorns a mother,

The ravens of the valley will pick it out,

And the young eagles will eat it.

1 Peter 2:17

17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

Jude 9-10

9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, ” The Lord rebuke you!” 10 But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.

Jude 9-

Dan 10:21

21 “However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.

Dan 12:1

“Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued.

Rev 12:7

And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war,

1 Thess 4:16

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice ofthe archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Deut 34:6

6 And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day.

Mark 15:29

29 Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, “Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

Luke 23:39-40

39 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

1 Peter 3:9

9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.

2 Peter 2:11

11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.

Zech 3:2

2 The LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”

Gen 31:42

42 “If the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the toil of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.”

Prov 26:4

4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly,

Or you will also be like him.

Matt 5:22

22 “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘ You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.

Rom 12:19

19 Never take your own revenge , beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord.

Jude 10

2 Peter 2:12

12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed,

Rom 1:21-22

21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Deut 9:12-13

12 ” Then the LORD said to me, ‘Arise, go down from here quickly, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made a molten image for themselves.’

Matt 12:45

45 “Then it goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.”

Acts 19:9

9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.

Rom 1:26

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,

1 Cor 15:31-32

 32 If from human motives I fought with wild beasts at Ephesus, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, LET US EAT AND DRINK, FOR TOMORROW WE DIE.

Gal 5:13

13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

2 Peter 2:2

2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

2 Peter 2:10

10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority.

Jude 11-

Isa 3:9

9 The expression of their faces bears witness against them,

And they display their sin like Sodom;

They do not even conceal it.

Woe to them!

For they have brought evil on themselves.

Isa 3:11

11 Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him,

For what he deserves will be done to him.

Ezek 13:3

3’Thus says the Lord GOD, “Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing.

Matt 23:13-16

” But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.  14[” Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]

15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘ Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is obligated.’

Luke 11:42-47

42 ” But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.  43 “Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues and the respectful greetings in the market places.  44 ” Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.”

45 One of the lawyers said to Him in reply, “Teacher, when You say this, You insult us too.” 46 But He said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers.  47 “Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.

Gen 4:5-14

5 but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. 6 Then the LORD said to Cain, ” Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 ” If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” 8 Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” 10 He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. 11 “Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 ” When you cultivate the ground, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.” 13 Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is too great to bear! 14 “Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”

1 John 3:12

12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.

Deut 23:4

4 because they did not meet you with food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

Josh 24:8-11

 9’Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel, and he sent and summoned Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. 10’But I was not willing to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I delivered you from his hand. 11′ You crossed the Jordan and came to Jericho; and the citizens of Jericho fought against you, and  the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Girgashite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. Thus I gave them into your hand.

Mic 6:5

5 “My people, remember now

What Balak king of Moab counseled

And what Balaam son of Beor answered him,

And from Shittim to Gilgal,

So that you might know the righteous acts of the LORD.”

2 Peter 2:15

15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Rev 2:14-15

14’But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.

Num 22:1-22

22:1 Then the sons of Israel journeyed, and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan opposite Jericho.

2 Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3 So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel. 4 Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time. 5 So he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is near the River, in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people came out of Egypt; behold, they cover the surface of the land, and they are living opposite me. 6 ” Now, therefore, please come, curse this people for me since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”

7 So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for  divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him. 8 He said to them, “Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the LORD may speak to me.” And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam. 9 Then God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?” 10 Balaam said to God, “Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent word to me, 11’Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the surface of the land; now come, curse them for me; perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'” 12 God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.” 13 So Balaam arose in the morning and said to Balak’s leaders, “Go back to your land, for the LORD has refused to let me go with you.” 14 The leaders of Moab arose and went to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”

15 Then Balak again sent leaders, more numerous and more distinguished than the former. 16 They came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I beg you, hinder you from coming to me; 17 for I will indeed honor you richly, and I will do whatever you say to me. Please come then, curse this people for me.'” 18 Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, ” Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, contrary to the command of the LORD my God. 19 “Now please, you also stay here tonight, and I will find out what else the LORD will speak to me.” 20 God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you shall you do.”

21 So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab.

Num 16:1-40

16:1 Korah’s Rebellion

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,  2 and they rose up before Moses, together with some of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen in the assembly, men of renown. 3 They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, ” You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?”

4 When Moses heard this,  he fell on his face; 5 and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near to Himself. 6 “Do this: take censers for yourselves, Korah and all your company, 7 and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of the LORD tomorrow; and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the one who is holy. You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!”

8 Then Moses said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of Levi, 9 is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them; 10 and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also? 11 “Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?”

12 Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up. 13 “Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us? 14 “Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor have you given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!”

15 Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, ” Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.” 16 Moses said to Korah, “You and all your company be present before the LORD tomorrow, both you and they along with Aaron. 17 “Each of you take his firepan and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty firepans; also you and Aaron shall each bring his firepan.” 18 So they each took his own censer and put fire on it, and laid incense on it; and they stood at the doorway of the tent of meeting, with Moses and Aaron. 19 Thus Korah assembled all the congregation against them at the doorway of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the LORD appeared to all the congregation.

20 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 21 ” Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.” 22 But they fell on their faces and said, “O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?”

23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘ Get back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.'”

25 Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of Israel following him, 26 and he spoke to the congregation, saying, ” Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.” 27 So they got back from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the doorway of their tents, along with their wives and their sons and their little ones. 28 Moses said, “By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing. 29 “If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me. 30 “But if the LORD  brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD.”

31 As he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them split open; 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions. 33 So they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. 34 All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!” 35 Fire also came forth from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.

36 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 37 “Say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he shall take up the censers out of the midst of the blaze, for they are holy; and you scatter the burning coals abroad. 38 “As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel.” 39 So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar, 40 as a reminder to the sons of Israel that no layman who is not of the descendants of Aaron should come near to burn incense before the LORD; so that he will not become like Korah and his company — just as the LORD had spoken to him through Moses.

Jude 12-

2 Peter 2:13-14

13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;

1 Cor 11:21-22

21 for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

Ps 78:29-31

29 So they ate and were well filled,

And their desire He gave to them.

30 Before they had satisfied their desire,

 While their food was in their mouths,

31 The anger of God rose against them

And killed some of their stoutest ones,

And subdued the choice men of Israel.

Isa 56:10-12

10 His watchmen are blind,

All of them know nothing.

All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,

 Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

11 And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied.

And they are shepherds who have no understanding;

They have all turned to their own way,

Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

12 “Come,” they say, “let us get wine, and let us drink heavily of strong drink;

And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.”

Ezek 34:8

8 “As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock has become a prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock;

Ezek 34:18

18’Is it too slight a thing for you that you should feed in the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pastures? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, that you must foul the rest with your feet?

Luke 21:34

34 ” Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

Phil 3:19

19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their  appetite, and whose  glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

James 5:5-6

5 You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Prov 25:14

14 Like clouds and wind without rain

Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

Hos 6:4

4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?

What shall I do with you, O Judah?

For your loyalty is like a morning cloud

And like the dew which goes away early.

2 Peter 2:17

17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

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Eph 4:14

14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;

Ps 1:3

3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,

Which yields its fruit in its season

And its leaf does not wither;

And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Ps 37:2

2 For they will wither quickly like the grass

And fade like the green herb.

Matt 13:6

6 “But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

Luke 8:6-7

6 “Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

John 15:4-6

4 ” Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.  5 “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.  6 “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.

1 Tim 5:6

6 But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.

Heb 6:4-8

4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. 7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

2 Peter 2:18-20

18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first.

2 Chron 7:20

20 then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

Ezek 17:9

9 “Say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers — so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.

Matt 15:13-14

13 But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.

Jude 13-

Ps 65:7

7 Who stills the roaring of the seas,

The roaring of their waves,

And the tumult of the peoples.

Isa 57:20

20 But the wicked are like the tossing sea,

For it cannot be quiet,

And its waters toss up refuse and mud.

Jer 5:22-23

22’Do you not fear Me?’ declares the LORD.

‘Do you not tremble in My presence?

For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,

An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it.

Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail;

Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.

23’But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;

They have turned aside and departed.

Phil 3:19

19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose  glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.

2 Tim 3:14

13 But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Rev 8:10-11

10 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. 11 The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

2 Peter 2:17

17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved.

Rev 14:10-11

10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Rev 20:10

10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Rev 21:8

8 ” But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Study Jude 12-16

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