-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. -1 Corinthians 1:30 NKJV
God is the one who sanctifies His people through His Son, Jesus Christ. Sanctification is not found in a set of rules but in a person. Our sanctification is found in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
If you were planning an elegant dinner, you would not only take out the fine china that had been set aside for such an occasion, but you would make sure it was clean before putting it in use. In the same way, sanctification has two main applications to our lives. One is that God sets us aside for His special use and purpose. The second is that God also cleanses those whom He sets aside. He wants your heart to be unmixed in its motives and pure in its devotion. The beautiful thing about sanctification is that you become conformed to the image of the One you serve.
As God's sanctified child, you have been set apart for something special in God's plan, not something ordinary in man's plan. God never wants you to think of yourself as insignificant or your purpose as being meaningless. He is your Sanctification, and you have been separated from the common crowd to be one of His holy people.
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