by Paul Tautges | November 15, 2012 6:06 am
One of the fundamental convictions of biblical counseling is belief in the power of the Holy Spirit to change us into the image of Christ by means of the Word of God. Among many Scriptures testifying of this truth is the prayer of the Lord Jesus himself, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). The “them” He refers to here includes His followers at that time and those who would be His disciples in the future (including us). Jesus continues to pray for our growth in holiness and submission to His lordship, which comes about by our obedience to Scripture. Here are four simple summary points that remind us of the importance of Scripture in our lives.
As we walk our walk of faith—living in fallen bodies that live in a fallen world—what a great comfort to know that Jesus still intercedes for us before the throne of God (Heb 7:25)! His prayers for our sanctification surely continue. Let us remain in the Word.
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