IT is in Jude's brief letter—a fitting preface as it were to the book of Revelation—that we find the expression, "Praying in the Holy Spirit" (ver. 20). We have a pentagonal Christian portrayed in vers. 20 to 23. There are five sides to his character.
He must be studious—devoutly meditating on the word of God, if he would be building himself up on his most holy faith—that "faith once delivered to the saints," found alone in the Book which the Spirit has inspired.
But he must also be prayerful—"praying in the Holy Spirit." He must take time to speak to the One who speaks to him in the written Word.
He is to be trustful—abiding in the sunshine of the divine favor: "Keep yourselves in the love of God."
He is also hopeful. "Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life," which is to be realized in all its fulness at His coming again.