I really like the call for us to “build each other up” our faith is what drives us to be fully devoted followers of Christ and when we accept Jesus as Lord and Savior we need that constant sharpening and positive reminder that we are in God’s family. “Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit” and fill your hearts with wisdom so that your faith will grow and you will be a great example to followers working on staying focused on the truth. We know this world will try and keep us focused on it and not Christ so it is that much more important to ask, seek and knock to be pro-active in our desire to grow and stay on the right path. At the end of verse 21 it says, “…in this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.” God’s love is always there, that is what He is, but we see the work of constantly remembering that and then living it out desiring growth and wisdom always. It is when we are comfortable we tend to be lazy and forget that our faith is something we can increase and strengthen through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I like in Ezra chapter 6 when King Darius sends a letter letting the Jews know to continue to rebuild the temple. He says in the end of verse 12, “…I, Darius, have issued this decree. Let it be obeyed with all diligence.”
In the New Testament we are called to remain faithful, I say lets work on our faith with all diligence as we continue to grow everyday to be like Christ, never feeling we need a break. Amen