28 Aug Truth Sanctifies – 8/28/20
John 17:17 – “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”
Sometimes we think that we alone can sanctify ourselves and make ourselves holy by trying harder to do/not do things. However, in this verse when Jesus prayed for His Father to sanctify us, we are reminded that it’s actually God who makes us holy by His truth—what a relief. It is God himself who sanctifies us! And since God’s word is His truth, we need to read the bible daily, even if it may seem boring. As we immerse
ourselves in God’s truth daily, the Holy Spirit supernaturally transforms our hearts and our minds into Christ’s holy likeness more and more.
Lord, I want my mind and my heart to be continually sanctified. Please help me to read my bible daily and to be able to focus when I do. Through your Holy Spirit show me how to study your word and help me understand it.