What does it mean to "build yourself up"? Is it bad? Or is it Scriptural? As always, everything depends upon the lens in which you are looking through. If it is with a worldly intent then building yourself up is prideful, but in the Bible we are instructed to build ourselves up. How does this happen? It happens when we read Scripture, when we memorize Scripture and according to Paul in 1 Corinthians 14 when we pray in the Spirit. As I continually dive deeper into this relationship with God [Father, Son & Holy Spirit], it is incredible what we have been given to get us through this life on earth & yet, there begs the question - how much have we been forfeiting? I think a lot. I've become rather passionate about the Holy Spirit. I've known Him for a very long time, but even in myself I see a lack of teaching, wrongful thinking & just good old fashioned humanity that kept me from walking in His power. I hope to speak into others lives about this gift the Jesus asked the Father to give us. With that being said, I think that is why I love this small book of Jude & how much is packed into it. It has absolutely led me to this beautifully simple & yet profoundly powerful Scripture & one that I desperately want to invade me body, soul & spirit - heart, mind & will. What about you? Are you tired of walking around lifeless?
Cheryl M., Peoria, AZ Jude 20 AMP "But you, beloved, build yourselves up on [the foundation of] your most holy faith [continually progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], pray in the Holy Spirit."
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