“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17).
Today’s Morsel: This word ‘Sanctify’ means to render pure or to cleanse from sins (1 Thessalonians5:23, 1 Corinthians 6:11). Sanctification in the heart of a Christian is progressive. It consists of one becoming more like God and less attached to the world. It’s getting the power over evil thoughts, and passions, and impure desires; and becoming more and more weaned from earthly things and attaching oneself to those things which are unseen and eternal. The word also means “to consecrate, to set apart to a holy office or purpose” (See John 10:36, John 17:19). When Jesus prayed here that God would sanctify them, He probably included the idea that they would be made holy, and be truly consecrated to God as the real ministers of the gospel, as most people of the gospel will only be devoted to the service of God in proportion to how they are personally pure. How much of you are you giving to the gospel? It is a reflection of your inner purity and relationship with Christ.
Sing: Are you washed in the blood, in the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless, are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Thought for today: Stay sanctified for tomorrow we just might passed over.