To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours:

1 Corinthians 1:2 (NASB)

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

This verse was not only a blessing to the believers at Corinth but to all Christians.. to all who have been saved by grace through faith.. to all who have been born from above.. to all who are part of the Church of God, for this precious verse reminds us that ALL Christian are sanctified in Christ – all are saints of God and set apart unto Him, for we are all united with Christ, and positionally set apart in Him..

Oh, we are certainly being sanctified in this life as we grow in grace and mature in the faith, through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit – but even this group, whom we discover to be the most carnal Christians in the new Testament, have been sanctified in Christ Jesus and set apart unto God.

When we recognize what amazing grace the Lord is showing to this group of unspiritual Christian who were engaging in such ungodly pursuits and divisive arguments, it should cause us to humble ourselves before our long-suffering Father, Who demonstrates equal grace and patience towards every one of His children. Should we not seek day by day to willingly submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our life and seek to live godly in Christ Jesus, as we grow in grace? Should we not humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and cry out for Him to search our hearts and test our thoughts and identify any offensive behavior in our lives – knowing that by His grace He has set us all apart for His good purpose, so that in His strength we may complete the good work that He foreordained that we should walk in?

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, search me I pray and identify any area in my life that is not pleasing to You and may I live godly in Christ Jesus and in submissive obedience to Your Holy Spirit, so that I may fulfill all that You would have me to do in my life, to Your praise and glory, AMEN

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