Jude 1:11 Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
After this woe of warning, Jude makes comparison between the false professors of his day and three examples of wickedness in the Old Testament.
- How are the "woes" announced by the prophets, Christ himself, and Jude a sign of God’s gracious desire to see sinners turn from wickedness?
- Do you ever struggle with the sin of Cain (unjust anger or a murderous spirit)?
- What signs of a spirit of Balaam (desire for greedy gain) do you see in the church today?
- Like Korah, do you ever struggle to respect and submit to rightful authority, including the authority of the Scriptures?