Sanctification Kills Our Desire For Sin

Indeed the more sanctified the person is, the more conformed he is to the image of his Savior, the more he must recoil against every lack of conformity to the holiness of God. The deeper his apprehension of the majesty of God, the greater the intensity of his love to God, the more persistent his yearning for the attainment of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, the more conscious will he be of the gravity of the sin that remains and the more poignant will be his detestation of it…Was this not the effect in all the people of God as they came into closer proximity to the revelation of God’s holiness?

Question for Reflection

  1. Do you recognize your sin to a greater extent as you have grown to be more life Christ?

Resources

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology, 753 quoting John Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied, 145

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