SUGGESTED READING: 1
THESSALONIANS 3:7 -13
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “To the end He may stablish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints” – Thessalonians 3:13
A true saint has received Christ Jesus our Lord. A saint’s conduct does not spring from adherence to external rules, but is the spontaneous outcome of an inward life of holiness and love. A true saint is free from condemnation (Rom 8:1), fully forgiven of sins (1 Cor 6:11, Eph 1:7), justified by God (Rom 3:24), sanctified wholly (Heb 13:12; 1 Thess 5:23; 1 Cor 1:30), a child of God (John 1:12; John 4:1-3), and possessor of all things (1 Cor 3:21-23).
Saintliness is not a divine anticipation; it can be a fact NOW. Oh, for more holy boldness to claim what is ours through the atonement of Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thou know He died not for Himself,
nor for Himself arose;
Millions of souls were in His heart, and
thee for one He chose.
Upon the palms of His pierced hands,
engraven was thy name
He for thy cleansing had prepared
His water and His flame.
Make sure thou with Him art risen: and now
with Him thou must go forth.
And He will lend thy sick soul health
thy strivings might and worth.
Prayer Thought: “I am not worthy to be called a saint, Lord; but help me to be one in all my attitudes and actions.” Amen.
SOURCE: Culled from DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER LIFE BY OSWALD CHAMBERS.