“The book of Jude is a tragedy of sorts. It reminds us that there will be times when those who are the closest to us will seek our demise. It reminds us that often in our own households, even in the church of Jesus Christ, we should ‘beware the ides of March’ because the day is not yet over. It reminds us that to encourage one another, as we see the Day drawing near (Hebrews 10:25). It reminds us that the faith is to be defended and commended even to and among the Lord’s people.”
K. Scott Oliphint, The Battle Belongs to the Lord: The Power of Scripture for Defending Our Faith, vol. P & R (Phillipsburg, NJ, 2011), 44.