Jesus Is Our Sanctification.

“How glorious it is for us to have the hands of Jesus upon our lives. When Jesus stretched out His hands, it meant the extension of so many good things – His hands reached out and fathered children to His side; He touched a leper and he was cleansed; He reached forth His hands and rescued Peter from the stormy sea; He lifted His hands over the disciples and sent His blessings upon them.” – Roy Lessin (*quote, not Scripture)

Jesus is both our salvation and sanctification (our continued growth in holiness). “…You are in Chrisf Jesus, Who has become for us wisdom from God — that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.” (1 Corinthians 1:30) “…God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2:13b)

Part of sanctification is learning to have self-control and practicing obedience to God’s moral laws. “It is God’s will that you be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate list like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.” (1 Thessalonians 4:6)

God does not take sin lightly. As we follow Him, let us pray He helps us glorify Him in all our deeds.

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