The Sanctification Process

Bible Summary. Sanctification, being set aside for God's use, is an endurance exercise where we are only able to continue because of our faith in God. Sanctification is a disciplined lifestyle, a soldier's lifestyle. Sanctification is a process for overcoming unbelief in God. To be sanctified, we must guard ourselves and others from false doctrines that can subvert the faith. We must avoid profane language and avoid idle chatter. We must be aware that false teachers can cause conflict in our lives and lead us away from God. Finally to be sanctified, we must have a desire to be sanctified and set aside for God's use. See below for Biblical commentary and scriptures concerning the sanctification process.

A Vessel of Honor - Being Sanctified

Vessel of Honor - Being Sanctified
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Sanctification – Being A Soldier of God.

The Bible describes a sanctified person as a soldier in the army. Sanctification is a disciplined lifestyle, a soldier's lifestyle.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:4 advises us to please God by being a soldier for Christ.

Sanctification – Endure in Faith and Do Not Backslide.

Sanctification, being set aside for God's use, is an endurance exercise where we are only able to continue because of our faith in God.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:12 us we reign with Christ as we suffer in Christ.

Sanctification – Overcoming Unbelief.

Sanctification is a process for overcoming unbelief in God. Sanctification is also a process for putting our belief into action.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:13 advises us how silly it is to deny God. Denying God does not mean He does not exist.

Sanctification - Avoid False Doctrines That Destroy the Faith.

As part of being sanctified and set aside for God's use, we must guard ourselves and others from false doctrines that can subvert the faith.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:14 advises us to beware of words and doctrines that do not line up with the Word of God.

Sanctification – Avoid Profane and Vain Babbling.

Sanctification, to be set aside for God's use, requires us to be purged of many things. One of those things is to avoid profane language and avoid idle chatter.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:16 tells us to shun profane and vain babbling as it will lead us away from God.

Sanctification – Avoid False teachers and Seek God Directly.

We must be aware that false teachers can cause conflict in our lives and lead us away from God.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:17 advises us that the words of a false teach can eat at us like a cancer.

Sanctification – Seek God's Honor.

To be sanctified, we must have a desire to be sanctified and set aside for God's use. We must have a desire in our heart to be honored by God. God loves us all, but He does not honor us all.

See Scripture Commentary: 2 Timothy 2:20 advises us that God has a choice on whether we be vessels of honor or dishonor.