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DAY 17 SATURDAY: AUGUST 2019

SANCTIFIED BY GOD FOR HIS DIVINE USE!

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work (2 Timothy 2:20-21).

The word, “Sanctified” is a past tense from the root word, “Sanctify” which simply means to be dedicated and set apart for divine use. The Bible says in the opening text that in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God has already sanctified him for His divine use and assignment in life forever.

Every Christian had been dedicated and set apart by God for His divine use. You are therefore a special vessel in the Hand of God. That is why the Bible says in Hebrews 10:10, “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Therefore, a Christian was indeed sanctified by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all on the cross of Calvary. Through the death and blood of Jesus Christ, you were sanctified, dedicated and set apart by God for His divine and noble use forever.

Therefore, a Christian should learn to present himself unto God for His divine use in life. You should take note of the fact that you are not just ordinary but a special vessel unto God. That is the reason why the Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” In fact, God expects a Christian to be diligent in studying His Word daily and rightly dividing His Word by the truth just like a worker who is diligent and hard working in his profession. A Christian is a special and sanctified vessel unto the Lord forever.

Daily Tip: Every Christian is dedicated and set apart by God for His divine use; therefore, he is expected to be a diligent servant by rightly dividing God’s Word daily forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light (Colossians 1:12).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Heavenly Father! I give You thanks for Your dedication and setting me apart for divine use forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of antichrist that wants to rule over my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: John 15:1-8.                         RBT: ISAIAH 55-57

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