Friday, December 19, 2008

Trinity Working together for your Sanctification

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, [17] so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, [18] may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, [19] and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
[20] Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, [21] to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations. God gets the glory, not us. God is the one who calls us, grants us faith, forgives our sins. We have nothing for which to boast except the word of God. It is glorious. By his glory we know the love of Christ. It all goes back to him, all of it. So we too bow our knees before the Father in thankfulness and praise.
Here you see all three persons of the Trinity, working in unison for your sanctification. No you don’t get credit for that either. It is the work of God.

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