February 21, 2019 by directorfsm

“It is the Lord’s kindness that He will take the scum off us in the fire.  Who knows how needful winnowing is to us, and what dross we must want ere we enter into the kingdom of God?  So narrow is the entry to heaven, that our knots, our bunches and lumps of pride, and self-love, and idol-love, and world-love must be hammered off us, that we may throng in, stooping low, and creeping through that narrow and thorny entry.”

Samuel Rutherford

February 21 MORNING

“I am the Lord who sanctifies you.”

“I am the Lord your God, who have separated you from the peoples. . . . You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine.”

Beloved in God the Father.—“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”— Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.—Our . . . Savior Jesus Christ . . . gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.—For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.—“And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”—In the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood.

Lev. 20:8, Lev. 20:24; 26, Jude 1, John 17:17, 1 Thess. 5:23, Heb. 13:12, Titus 2:13- 14, Heb. 2:11, John 17:19, 1 Pet. 1:2

This Devotional excerpt taken from

Other resources:

What is Sanctification? WSC Q#35

The 1689 LB Confession of Faith #13 Sanctification 

2 thoughts on “Sanctification

  1. […] Paul begins Chapter 3 of Philippians reminding them to rejoice in the Lord, beware of evil workers and to know Christ and the power of His resurrection.  Then we find the above, Paul humbly admits that even he has not obtained that which he seeks and it is an ongoing process (Sanctification). […]

  2. […] and are convicted of this God is faithful to forgive us, 1 John 1:9 that is part of the process of Sanctification, the working out of our Salvation with fear and […]

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