Will I Bring Myself Up to This Level?
". . . perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians 7:1)
“Therefore, having these promises. . .” I claim God’s promises for my life and look to their fulfillment, and rightly so, but that shows only the human perspective on them. God’s perspective is that through His promises I will come to recognize His claim of ownership on me. For example, do I realize that my “body is the temple of the Holy Spirit,” or am I condoning some habit in my body which clearly could not withstand the light of God on it? (1 Corinthians 6:19). God formed His Son in me through sanctification, setting me apart from sin and making me holy in His sight (see Galatians 4:19). But I must begin to transform my natural life into spiritual life by obedience to Him. . . I must cleanse myself from all filthiness in my flesh and my spirit until both are in harmony with the nature of God. (read more) (purchase)
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