Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An Act that Produces Sanctification

Chapter 8 is titled "Realizing How God's Love Transforms Your Identity and Life."  My thoughts this week come from this question;

Is every failure in sanctification a failure in worship?

Romans 12:1 "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship."

This verse appears to say that the mercy of God motivates us to present ourselves for sanctification, to become holy and acceptable to Him.  And that this is worship. 

Worship isn't something done on Sunday morning.  Worship is yielding one's life, believing in the mercy of God.  Belief, faith, in a merciful God produces a grateful pursuit of holiness.

So in looking up at Him, we see mercy, motivated by  His love for us, and we in turn are motivated to worship, which is an act that produces sanctification.

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