Theme: MERITS OF SPIRITUAL EDUCATION
Text: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” – John 17:17.
Comment: The truth has the potency of purifying one so as to make him holy, hence it is called water; (Isaiah 55:1; Ephesians 5:26) it instills the fear of God in the believer, builds faith, sound wisdom and understanding that enables one to decipher between holy and unholy or right and wrong. In Hebrews 10:22, it is written, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
The word of God is able to cleanse us by warning us against sin, enjoining us to follow after that which is good, and continue in same. Anyone who accepts, believes, and translates his belief of the truth into action, will of necessity put away the evil of his doings, and learn to do well at all times, by the grace of God. Confirming the sanctifying benefit of God’s word which the Book of Revelation describes as “water of life”, (Revelation 21:6; 22:17) Scripture says: “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” – Isaiah 1:16-18.