Guided by the Light of Truth
“For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.” 2 Thessalonians 2:11-13 (New American Standard Bible)
Praise God! Give Him glory and thanks! Oh where we could have been, we pause and thank God! We were chosen to be saved, to not be blinded by lies or the leading of our flesh- we have the opportunity to be sanctified and charged not guilty! Being sanctified, God decided that He would set us apart, chose us for His using, and free us from sin; is that not a reason to give God the glory and shout out “Thank You!” Being the beloved of the Lord, we are constantly being loved personally by God - still wondering why we should be so grateful. Being sanctified, God chose us to be constantly loved and led by His Holy Spirit. We accept the Holy Spirit as He who chose and sanctifies us. He ensures that we know and follow after the truth of the Word for how to live and remain one in Him.