These next two Bible Verses for the Day really put it all in proper perspective in relation to how God wants to sanctify us.
For those of you who have been into our main site, you will see that we have a whole section devoted to just being sanctified in the Lord.
The Bible says that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind.
And getting your mind renewed means you have to get into the Word to find out exactly what divine truths you will need to get your mind properly renewed and your soul sanctified.
These next two verses will tell you that God’s Word LITERALLY, and I mean LITERALLY, has the power to sanctify you. Here they are:
1. “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
2. “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes.” (Psalm 119:9-12)
The first verse is flat out telling us that we are sanctified by the Word – and the Word of God gives us the SPECIFIC DIVINE TRUTHS that will cause this sanctification to take place in the Lord. If more Christians knew that the Word of God can have this kind of transforming effect on their minds and souls, I think more of them would be diving head first into the Word so this can all take place with the Lord.
Since all of the Bible is coming direct to us from God the Father through the Holy Spirit, then the Bible is the ONLY BOOK we have down here on this earth that will have this transforming effect on us. No other book, I repeat, no other book ever written down here on this earth has this kind of supernatural power literally residing in it that can cause this kind of spiritual growth to occur in this lifetime.
As a result, every single Christian, and every single Christian church should be learning as much as they possibly can from this one Holy Book so people’s lives can be changed and transformed for the glory of our Lord and Savior. God is the Potter and we are His clay – but God still needs something to work with to get this sanctification process started – and that something are the divine truths that are contained in the Bible.
The very first listed above simply says it all!