Fear of God Devotional: Sanctification and the “One Another’s”
What does sanctification look like in the life of a believer?
Marcus Serven explains in this video that sanctification can occur in two different ways. One way can be through discipleship, where we’re encouraging and supporting and helping other Christians to go further in the Gospel. Additionally, sanctification can mean that we’re speaking into each other’s lives and challenging one another when a brother or sister is going astray.
In our culture, we have the idea that “every man is an island” and that we make all of our decisions on our own. Yet, in Scripture, we see multiple “one another” commandments in the Bible. This implies that we are all connected to one another. Instead of the idea of “every man is an island,” there must be accountability. No one person should be completely autonomous from other Christians. Rather, we should view ourselves as a part of a body of believers. Not only should we be willing to confess our sins to each other, but we also ought to be willing to confront a fellow believer who is living in sin.
Romans 12:4-5 (NKJV) – “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”