Daily Bible Inspirations

One Word…A Whole Lot Of Meaning

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.