What a precious verse of scripture! I got it in my inbox this morning from Blue Letter Bible’s daily scripture promises mailing list. (You can subscribe HERE)
I’m SO thankful for Jesus – who in His merciful kindness shed His life-blood to cleanse and free me from sin. What a beautiful Savior is He!
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)
Our lives prior to our personal redemption consisted of various backgrounds–some of which were very carnal (see the list in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10). Yet as Christians, those are now things of the past and should no longer control us. We have been washed! When we became Christians, we were cleansed of our sins. Sanctification is the process of setting us apart for God and growing in righteousness. Lastly, we were justified because of Christ’s work and atonement. Our destination is not eternal bondage of sin and grief, but by the grace of God, we have a heavenly destination! A place of eternal joy and everlasting peace!