David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals July 19 2022 :
May God himself, the God of peace sanctify you through and through.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Recommended Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
A man in Colorado was fed up with all the cobwebs under his mother’s house. He crawled under the house with a blowtorch and proceeded to incinerate them. However, he also set the house on fire. The man and his mother were rescued, but the house sustained $100,000 in damages.
There are a lot of cobwebs in the corners and crevices of our lives—areas of imperfection and sin—attitudes that are unfit for a believer, habits that are defective, thoughts that need disinfecting. Our own efforts at improvement are inadequate.
The only real way to combat temptation is with the power of the Word and in the strength of the Spirit. Lean on Jesus and let Him work in and through you as you grow in personal holiness and grace.
[God] cuts short our old, self-willed nature to make way for our new nature in Christ, which works in willing cooperation with Him.