But what did Jude mean by exhorting readers “to contend for the faith”? It certainly was not a call to use physical force or violence. Jude was referring to a spiritual battle, one requiring spiritual weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Jude exhorted followers of Christ to contend for the truth. As his letter explained, deceptive men were creeping into the church and perverting Christian doctrine with heresies that denied the truth.
God’s promises are true, but most have conditions. You must do your part. You can’t remain on the sidelines and expect God to do everything for you. He’s willing and able to help you make the necessary changes. With God nothing is impossible!