SANCTIFICATION OF BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT
“Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.” Psalm 119:1, 2.
“There is no genuine sanctification except through obedience to the truth. Those who love God with all the heart will love all His commandments also. The sanctified heart is in harmony with the precepts of God’s law; for they are holy, just, and good.
No one who truly loves and fears God will continue to transgress the law in any particular. When man transgresses he is under the condemnation of the law, and it becomes to him a yoke of bondage. Whatever his profession maybe he is not justified, which means pardoned.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” Through obedience comes the sanctification of body, soul, and spirit. This sanctification is a progressive work and an advance from one stage of perfection to another.
Let a living faith run like threads of gold through the performance of even the smallest duties. Then all the daily work will promote Christian growth. There will be a continual looking unto Jesus. Love for Him will give vital force to everything that is undertaken. Thus through the right use of our talents, we may link ourselves by a golden chain to the higher world. This is true sanctification, for sanctification consists in the cheerful performance of daily duties in perfect obedience to the will of God.
When it is in the heart to obey God, when efforts are put forth to this end, Jesus accepts this disposition and effort as man’s best service, and He makes up for the deficiency with His own divine merit.” –My Life Today, pp. 250.
Questions to think about:
What does true sanctification mean based on the cheerful performance of daily duties in perfect obedience to the will of God?
Can I experience genuine sanctification except through obedience to the truth?
Can I experience the daily sanctification of body, soul, and spirit?