John Murray on Sanctification
In his book, Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray writes the following about the sanctification of the believer in Christ:
There is a total difference between surviving sin and reigning sin, the regenerate in conflict with sin and the unregenerate complacent to sin. It is one thing for sin to live in us: it is another for us to live in sin. (p.145)
If you are a Christian and you struggle with sin . . . welcome to the club! That is not a cause for worry or despair. The work of the Lord in your sanctification is ongoing; it is lifelong. You will spend the rest of your life repenting of sin, and you will do that because of the grace of God at work in you!
The time to worry (as Murray says) is if you are complacent in and about your sin. That is…
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