God did not have to. God chose to demonstrate His Essence – Love. Man sinned, in Love we were made.
If one person sins against another, God may mediate for the offender; but if anyone sins against The LORD, who will intercede for them?” His sons, however, did not listen to their father’s rebuke, for it was The LORD’s will to put them to death. 1 Samuel 2:25
Jude reminds of the great power of God. So many times, we as Christian worry about how we are going to remain steadfast. We worry that we will “mess up” and that we won’t be able to measure up in this Christian walk. In this passage, Jude helps us to remember that God has taken it upon Himself to keep us from stumbling. God, in all His majesty and glory, has deigned to keep our pitiful selves out of trouble. Like a father who runs tirelessly behind his child, riding a bike for the first time without training wheels, God runs tirelessly by our side, reaching out to steady us when we threaten to fall, keeping us from tumbling head over heels, and cheering us on when don’t wobble.
And we pray:
Lord, Thank You for Your diligence in keeping me from falling. You, in ALL Your glory, the King of king and Lord of lords, Loves me enough to steady me when I need it. You are great and You are MIGHTY. I thank You with my whole heart. Amen.