“To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.”
This is the only verse where there are four attributes of God together.
To God our Savior,
Jesus is both “God” and “Savior.” Peter used the title “Savior” five times. It is God’s nature to save. God devised a plan where it is impossible for man to contribute to his salvation. The only one who can save us is Jesus Christ. If a man can contribute to the plan, then the plan is only as strong as the contributor. Sinful man cannot make a perfect plan of salvation.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope… 1 Ti 1:1
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Ti 2:3-4
For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 1 Ti 4:10
…but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior… Tit 1:3
But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared… Tit 3:4
Who alone is wise,
There is no wisdom above or beyond God. He is the ultimate wisdom, and our wisdom is merely a derivative of His wisdom. God is wise because He devised a plan independent of man.
…to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. Ro 16:27
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Ti 1:17
Be glory and majesty,
“Glory” is the sum total of all God’s attributes and the affirmation of His existence as God.
“Majesty” is the dignity or splendor God deserves as King of the Universe and existence. It refers to God’s regal presence.
Dominion and power,
“Dominion” means there is no challenge to God’s sovereignty. This is God’s absolute power.
“Power” is God’s authority to do whatever He wills. He has the prerogative and right to rule sovereignly over all creation. His power is His ability to carry out His plan.
Both now and forever.
All the above descriptions are true both in time and eternity.
“Amen” means I believe it, it is true. Jude makes his own concluding statement about the doxology—”I believe it.”
We have a God who is in such supreme control that, despite all odds, He will deliver us.
God guarantees Christians success ultimately in eternity because He has the capacity to do whatever He wills.
I enjoyed studying the entire commentaries for Jude.You have explained clearly and made them easy to understand.Of course you are having good vocabulary.You made the studies interesting.I like the concluding words”God guarantees success ultimately in eternity.”-very encouraging words.Thank you,dear Pastor.
1)I think it should be ” Paul used the title ‘Savior’ five times” (instead of Peter)as all the five references are from the Epistles of Paul.
2)”Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power,and riches,and wisdom,and strength,and honor,and glory & blessing.”Rev.5:11.I praise our wonderful Savior & Lord Jesus Christ for giving the Salvation through His atonement sacrifice.
Alex, Peter uses “Savior” five times in 2 Peter. Maybe I didn’t make it clear.
Yes,Peter applies the title “Savior” in 2 Peter five times.
2 Peter3:18 was omitted by me while quoting the five references of “Savior” used by Peter in 2 Peter .In John’s Gospel & 1 John ,we find the expression of “The Savior of the world”.John 4:42;1John 4:14.Mary called Him as “My Savior”Luke 1:47.The message of the angels to the shepherds was that a Savior was born.Luke 2:11.
Alex, I added the words “in Second Peter.” Thanks for the clarification.