Genesis 6:1-7:10; Job 8:1-22; Matthew 5:1-20
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
Corinth was a city infamous for its sinfulness. But when some of its citizens trusted Christ, there was a huge change. Paul describes their transformation with three words. They were washed from their sins. They were sanctified meaning being made holy. They were justified meaning they were declared righteous. Do you desire to be cleansed, made holy, and declared righteous before God? Become a follower of Christ. —Sid Halsband
O joy of the justified, joy of the free!
I’m washed in that crimson tide opened for me;
In Christ, my Redeemer, rejoicing I stand,
And point to the print of the nail in His hand. —Frances Bottome