Jude 1:20 But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
A no brainer question: What would be better to build stronger bones – calcium or a can of coke? Now I have heard that if you put a tooth in a glass of coke it will eventually dissolve it. Now that is really gross and probably a good reason to cut back on it. Calcium on the other hand builds strong bones – at least that’s what Wikipedia says. I think Dr. Munson told me that too, and I believe him. My point here, is that some things cause decay and some things cause strength.
Here in Jude, he calls us to build ourselves up in our most holy faith. How do you do that? What would be considered a spiritual calcium and what would be the can of coke? Let’s start with the decay. Doubt, compromise, and sin are just a few. How about not spending any time investing in your relationship with Jesus? Lack of building will always lead to decay.
But let’s not focus too much on what we shouldn’t do, but what we should do. We can start with what Jude states here: pray in the Holy Spirit. That definitely builds your faith! So we should be doing it more. Often, in fact. And there are plenty of other things we can do to build our most holy faith. We can spend our time thinking on things of God and not things of this world. We can set our dreams on the things above and not things below. We can pray, we can worship, we can encourage one another. The bottom line is this: we won’t just grow in our faith by default. There needs to be an action involved. There is effort on our part.
Today, I would be curious to have your input. What are some ways that we can build ourselves up in our faith. Feel free to comment below and we can all learn from one another. Have an awesome weekend – I will be praying about where to start back into the Word on Monday!