He Will Surely Do It

It’s funny how scripture often interprets scripture if we keep reading scripture.

This morning I read

“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.” (1 Thess 5:23)

That verse sounds like a prayer. It conveys a hope for the sanctification of the believer. As such, it also conveys an amount of uncertainty to it like all prayers. And yet, as I read the next verse, any uncertainty of the completion of sanctification for the believer is destroyed:

“He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” (1 Thess 5:24)

I love that. “He will surely do it!” Why? Because He is faithful. Faithful to what? Faithful to the call that He gave to each believer. And what is this call? It’ is the call of salvation, the saving call of the Spirit of God.  He will surely do it!

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