God does so much for us, but some things we must do for ourselves. We must build “ourselves up in the most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit” Jude 20. We must “maintain [ourselves] in the love of God” Jude 21. God gives us power to do them, but our will and effort must be present as well. Glory to God for allowing us to choose and make every effort!
J. Randal Matheny