Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sanctification and the gospel

Amid the culture of instant gratification, it's good to be reminded that service in the Kingdom is life-long. Along those lines, J.D. Hatfield tells how "applying the Gospel to all of life IS sanctification":
The kingdom of God within you comes slowly but surely, the blade, the ear, and then the full corn in the ear. It is a progression, you see. And this progress is a process, one where we have a part to play. The farmer doesn’t know how the crop of corn grows but he does plant the seed, water it and cultivate the soil itself. Which type of ground are you?

There is a process, a molding of our character and will into the image of God. “Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good, meets all his demands and moves towards the goal of true maturity” (Romans 12:2 – JBP).


Blogger Even So... said...


8:02 AM, November 28, 2007  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks, JD, and thanks for the article.

3:09 PM, November 28, 2007  

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