Sanctify us

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV)

Have you ever looked at the dictionary definition of the word ‘sanctify‘?

Sanctify - Set apart as or declare holy; consecrate; free from sin; purify.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say we have been sanctified, that we are consecrated and free from sin? We can make that our aim, but we must seek God’s help to do so, we will then learn how to become more like Him.

While thinking about being sanctified I was reminded of the words of a Songster song, entitled ‘Sanctify Us’. The chorus says

Sanctify us through thy truth,
Fill us with thy Holy Spirit.
Lord, your word will clear our sight.
Open our minds to see the light.

Make them pure and holy through teaching them your words of truth.

John 17:17 (Living bible)

I pray that we may each open our hearts and minds to God, so we may be filled with the Holy Spirit.

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