Monday, July 12, 2010


Sanctified by God the Father.- Jude 1
Sanctified in Christ Jesus.- 1 Corinthians i. 2
Through sanctification of the Spirit.- 1 Peter i. 2

Mark the union of the Three Divine Persons in all their gracious acts. How unwisely do those believers talk who make preferences in the Persons of the Trinity... In the deeds of grace none of the Persons of the Trinity  act apart from the rest. They are united in their deeds and in their essence. In their love towards the chosen they are one, and in the actions which flow from that great central source they are still undivided. Specially notice this in the matter of sanctification... It is correct to speak of sanctification as the work of the Father, of the Son,  and of the Spirit...  See the value which God sets upon real holiness, since the Three Persons in the Trinity are represented as co-working to produce a Church without "spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing." And you, believer,... must also set a high value on holiness... This day let us so live as to manifest the work of the Triune God in us.
-C.H. Spurgeon

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