by Darla Noble
Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.
1 Corinthians 1:30
Today’s verse uses the word ‘sanctified’. When’s the last time you used that word in a conversation? You probably can’t say because it’s one of those ‘church words’ we don’t use very often. Okay, hardly ever. But it is a word we need to think about every single day.
The word ‘sanctified’ means to be: blessed, dedicated, approved, purified, and even holy. If we submit our lives to God through Jesus in baptism for the forgiveness of our sins, we are these things.
I don’t know about you, but when I think about that it humbles me. It helps me to see myself for who and what I really am; completely unworthy of mercy, but thankful beyond words that it’s mine.
God, thank You for Jesus. Thank You for giving me the honor of being Yours, and I pray I will keep my heart and mind focused on the wisdom of Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.