“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith…” Jude 1:20. The Greek word (epoikodomeo) for building is defined as “to finish the structure of which the foundation has already been laid.” The idea is to build up or build upon an already existing foundation. The Apostle Paul tells us that Jesus is our foundation. “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 3:11. So for us to build anything worthwhile in our lives, we must dig down below the surface. We must lay hold of the solid bedrock of life: our Savior’s finished work. We must remove the meaningless distractions that are keeping us from clearly finding our footing. Jude goes on to tell us that we build on our most holy faith. The writer of Hebrews says that the focus of our faith is the same as our foundation: “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Heb. 12:2. It is not enough to just lay down one level of knowledge and understanding upon another in the trite issues of life. We must learn of Jesus Christ! Peter exhorts us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18. Let us all be diligent to take advantage of every opportunity to dig deep into His Word and allow His Holy Spirit to clear away anything that may keep us from building up our lives on Jesus Christ.