God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Thessalonians 5

GOD WILL SURELY MAKE YOU CLEAN

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.  (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

The world leaves its mark on everyone.  Broken by sin, stained by rebellion, it has a way of creeping in to even the most faithful heart.

But God always has the last word.

God calls His children to be holy and pure, sanctified and set apart, not isolated from the people of the world but insulated from its darkness.  Yet, He doesn’t expect us to make it happen on our own.

Here’s good news.  The same One who called you to be holy is also the One who will build that holiness within you.  Because He is perfectly faithful, He is perfectly trustworthy to finish what He starts.

If you’re in Christ, it doesn’t matter what sin or struggle you’re dealing with right now; you can still have hope!  All you need to do is surrender to His work and respond to His Word to you and you can rest in the hope of this truth: God will surely make you clean.

-Pastor Phillip