To build up your faith is through the reading of God’s Word regularly because you know that God keeps His promises which feeds your faith. Faith is what blocks the flaming arrows of the evil one from hitting you, however if your faith is weak you will succumb to his temptations, and fall from his piercing arrows. Faith helps you because it gives you hope, and hope is what helps you to endure any bad circumstance in your life, knowing that He is working out everything for your good. The more you read the Bible the more harder it is for the enemy to knock you down. Faith is like water that your body needs, without it you can’t survive. Your body needs to be hydrated everyday to perform 100% in daily tasks. In the same way you need to hydrate yourself with faith to stay in optimal performance spiritually, to endure the storms headed your way. The maturity level of a believer hinges on the time spent in the Word of God. If a Christian spends once a week in the Word, he will fall much easier into sin than one who reads everyday. The question is: How much hard work are you willing to give the devil to try to knock you down?
24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.