Jude 1 FALSE TEACHERS
Monday, March 21, 2022.
Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion: these false prophets made three errors. They followed the way of Cain—independence, being self-righteous, believing they knew better than God, as Cain did when he rejected God’s blood sacrifice request and presented a grain sacrifice Gen 4:3. Balaam’s error was greed for money above doing what was right 2 Pe 2:15 and he taught Balak to make Israel a stumbling block by idol worship and sexual immorality Rev 2:14. Finally, these false teachers will be destroyed like Korah, who tried to usurp Moses’ position Nu 16:32,33.
Application: Man judges by outer appearances but God knows the heart 1 Sa 16:7, therefore serve God with righteous motives and you will avoid the errors of these false teachers.