ONE WITH CHRIST
“For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,” Hebrews 2:11
Paul remains one of my best writers in scripture. His ability to communicate great spiritual truths in such a simple way remains unparalleled. God committed some of the most powerful truths to this man at the core of which is the thought he shared in our text for the day.
Jesus is described as the one who ‘sanctifieth’ and we believers are this ones who are sanctified. Note that the work of Jesus in sanctification is described in the present continuous tense. Our sanctification is both an event and a process.
In Romans 3:26, Paul says “To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
Paul is saying the exact same thing here that he said in our opening text but he adds another layer of revelation.
In justifying the ungodly, God had to be just. As such He provided Jesus as the perfect ransom for mans sins. In Jesus, a perfect sacrifice was provided and at the same time the penalty for sin was paid.
So in one token, Jesus made it possible for God to be just while yet justifying the ungodly.
But more importantly, Jesus did more than sanctifying us or making us just. He engrafted us into Himself and now we have His very life.
Paul expressed this thought in our text for the day declaring that He that sanctifies and he that is sanctified is of one stock. We both have the same Father and Jesus isn’t ashamed to be associated with us. The implications of this are huge!
We aren’t just forgiven and tossed away like liabilities.
We were not just sanctified and given stern warnings not to bring shame to God again.
Rather He that justified us engrafted us into His family and now we are sons of God just like He is.
I love the way The Passion Translation puts it,
“Jesus, the Holy One, makes us holy. And as sons and daughters, we now belong to his same Father, so he is not ashamed or embarrassed to introduce us as his brothers and sisters!”
Dear Father, I thank you for the great honour and privilege of being one with you and in fellowship with you. Thank you for engrafting us into Your family as sons of God. I Thank you for the great honour and privilege of being inseparably one with you. I’m guided to know your perfect will, and I’m led in the way that I should go, because I’m walking in union with you. My life is for your glory, today, and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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