John 17:17, 19 (NIV 1984)
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth…. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Oh, today’s passage is dear to me. As I sought to understand what it meant to be sanctified, to be made holy and set a part for the work of the Lord, these words spoke to me. It really was like a light bulb being turned on in a darkened room. All of a sudden things became clear. It is by being obedient to the truths found in the Scriptures that we may become holy or sanctified. However, we cannot do that on our own. It is only through belief in Jesus Christ, because of His holiness, that we may become holy in the eyes of God. May we grow in our understanding of the Scriptures and may we be bathed in the love of God, through the work of Jesus, the Christ. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)