Nobody is Perfect?
Perfecting Holiness – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 7:1-11
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Our lives are “perfect” before God—as we journey through this life—as we quickly surrender all ungodliness to Him. This process is often referred to as progressive sanctification. The Bible describes the instantaneous sanctification when we surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. When we were born again, Jesus became our Savior. When we surrender to His complete rule over our daily lives, Jesus becomes our Lord. This two step process is called entire sanctification (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 and 1 Peter 3:15).
From the moment we first surrender to the Lordship of Christ, we walk with a new commitment to follow the voice of the Holy Spirit—daily! He, the Holy Spirit, will guide us into all truth. When He sees things come up that are not truth, He quickly points them out to us. As we immediately obey His voice, we perfect holiness in our lives! The Apostle John called it “walking in the light” (1 John 1:7). This is all God asks of us: Walk each day in the ways that He has already shown us; that is what “walking in the light” means! When He shows us new truth, sometimes it’s things that we must stop doing and sometimes it’s things we must start doing. We obey and keep in wonderful fellowship with Him!
Father, I want to walk today with you. I will be careful to listen for directions and do my best to follow. In Jesus’ name, amen.