Devotional: Remaining Undamaged and Uncorrupted
Christian Devotion about being in the world, but not of the world
Now may the God of peace Himself
sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and
undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and
[be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful and absolutely trustworthy is He who is calling
you [to Himself for your salvation], and He will do it [He will fulfill His call by making you holy, guarding you,
watching over you, and protecting you as His own]. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (AMP)
God sanctifies us through the
sacrifice of Christ, separating us from profane and vulgar things, making us pure, whole and 'undamaged', consecrated
to Him, set apart for His purpose.
It is highly possible to be in the
world but not tainted by it. And as we live a life 'untainted' by the world, we are like beacons shining forth God's
light. And although the world is corrupted by profane and vulgar things, we remain undamaged and pure, set apart by
the work of the Holy Spirit residing in us—empowering us to live and walk by the Spirit. And this has only been made
possible for us because of the blood of Christ shed on the cross.
Our entire beings: our spirit, soul &
body are kept preserved, complete and found blameless at the coming of Jesus as we continue abiding in Him—walking and
living our lives glorifying God and bringing Him honour through everything we do and say, because we solely and wholly
belong to Him.
God is faithful and absolutely trustworthy
to do it and fulfil His call by making us holy, guarding us, watching over us and protecting us as His own. God has our
backs, no matter what life unravels.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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