‘…Building yourselves up on your…faith…’ Jude 1:20 NKJV
This word ‘building’ is an architectural term that means to renovate. It implies tearing down what’s not working for you and building up what will. When you don’t understand that, you are left to believe that whatever life has handed you is just the way it is, and you have to take it. You’d be surprised at the number of people who go to church every week just to get a word to help them survive. They sing about faith and talk about it. But when you ask them, ‘How are you doing?’ they say, ‘I’m just hanging on. I’m just hoping I can make it through.’ Yes, there are times when that will truly be the case. But that should be the exception, not the rule. The Bible says, ‘…we are more than conquerors…’ (Romans 8:37 NKJV) To be a conqueror means to fight a battle and win it. But to be more than a conqueror means to win a battle-without even having to fight it. Jesus has already fought and won the battle for you. And today He is saying, ‘…I give…you power…over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.’ (Luke 10:19 NKJV) You say, ‘How do I get this power?’ Jude says we can access this power for living by ‘…praying in the Holy Spirit.’ (v20) And you can do it anywhere: in your car on the way to work, on your treadmill or even in your bathroom. You just need a place where you can be alone with God, praying and reading His Word, building up your faith.
SoulFood: Rev 19-22, Matt 25:1-13, Ps 55:1-11, Pr 8:17-18
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012