SCRIPTURES: Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. 1 Peter 1:2 “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ…”: (See also 2 Thessalonians 2:13).
THOUGHT: In the Old Testament, the priests and the people sanctified or prepared themselves for worshipping the one and only Holy God by various washing and cleansing practices. In the New Testament you are sanctified by Holy Spirit – see above verses, by the Blood of Jesus, Hebrews 13:12 & Hebrews 10:29, by the Word of God, Ephesians 5:26 & John 17:17, and by your purposeful putting off of unrighteous attitudes and actions, while putting on the ways of God. 2 Timothy 2:21, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 4:22-32, Colossians 3:8-17.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, knowing that You are a Holy God, I cannot approach Your presence unless I am cleansed. Knowing that You have provided cleansing for me by the Blood of Jesus, by the Word of God, and by Holy Spirit, I clearly see my part in taking advantage of all that You have provided, putting off unrighteousness from my life and putting on Your righteous mind and ways. (See again Ephesians 4:22-32; Colossians 3:8-17). I thank You for all the help You have provided and I commit my life to pleasing You. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!