DAYDREAM BELIEVER:by Dr. Gary S. Moore on 01/13/20
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Jude 8
Verse eight starts with the word likewise, this indicates to us that the people about to be described, that is the filthy dreamers, are like the people mentioned in the previous verses: the Jews who came out of Egypt but were destroyed because of unbelief, the Angels who were cast from heaven because of their rebellion and the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorra who are punished in eternal flame because of their immortality. Jude is now describing people of his day who are like those people who were lost in the past.
One quick point today and then we can consider another from this verse tomorrow. These were “filthy dreamers”, what exactly does that mean. Have you ever been caught daydreaming? A recent study shows that the average person spends 47 percent of their waking hours in some type of daydreaming. I was amazed by that, I know we all daydream a bit but nearly half our day? The point is we spend a lot of time in our minds, thinking on things and playing out scenarios that we would like to see happen.
These described in verse eight spend their day with filthy thoughts, they imagine all sorts of sinful activities, wicked events and violent acts. They are sinners for sure, but their sin starts in their minds. Don’t think you can think sinful thoughts and get away with it, sooner rather than later those thoughts will lead to actions and sinful actions always have consequences. The battle is in the mind, the solution is found in scripture. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”