Ever heard of the “trickle down” theory? Whatever happens in step one will have an effect on step two, which will affect step three, and so on? Well, this verse is an example of the trickle down theory. When we strive to please the Lord, our lives bear fruit; when our lives bear fruit, we grow stronger and more sure in our relationship with Him. If you want to possess wisdom and greater faith it starts very simply: Live for Him first.