Thursday, October 27, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Sanctification of the Church – Kudosh Eetho
Psalm 31

Tinku Alex
Carmel MTC, Boston MA

We are living in times of great moral darkness. Sin is having a devastating impact on individuals, families and society. There is a lot of confusion today as to what is right and what is wrong, what is appropriate and what is not. Life seems complex, and there are many voices speaking to us. What do we do in such a situation?

As the verse above suggests, it is possible that there are nets hidden for us that we are not even aware of. We need Godly wisdom (as opposed to worldly wisdom) to navigate this world. How do we gain this wisdom? – by being sanctified and transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2). God is calling every one of us to deeper levels of  sanctification, no matter how ahead or behind we are today in our spiritual journey. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior is the ultimate example of a sanctified life. The way He loved and served others, His kindness, His humility, His passion for God, His purity is to be our example. While we may feel far away from that ideal, God wants us to strive for that and His grace is sufficient for us. 1 Pet 2:24 says “He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live for righteousness”. Just like we might have a vision to become excellent in our profession, we need to have a vision to excel in our becoming like Christ.
We also need to read and meditate and internalize God’s Word and have our worldview shaped by Scripture. Again we live in times where there are many books and there is information overload, but God’s Word is neglected. Yet, the Holy Scriptures are able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim 3:15). Times may change, but Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever and He invites us to have intimate fellowship with Him. (Rev 3:20). We need His grace, wisdom and power to navigate this life. Let us take the time even in the midst of this busy life to draw nearer to God.


Father in Heaven, thank You for taking our sins on Yourself on the cross. We admit we need of You to overcome our weaknesses. Help us to become blameless and pure, a child of God. Amen

Daniel 12:3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.