Scripture Readings – 1 Thess. 5:23; Phil. 2:1-5 and John 17:17
Today we focus on asking the Lord to sanctify us; spirit, soul and body. May we pursue holiness. Pursuing Holiness means living a life worthy of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are fully and completely sanctified, made holy in Jesus, yet we are also called to workout our salvation and sanctification in the way we live our lives.
We must work out what God has worked into us. We pray that we may be one individually and corporately.
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.