Are you a good Christian
Are you a good Christian?
How is someone sanctified, ie made perfect.
By The Work of The Holy Spirit
By Meditation on the Scriptures
By The Pursuit of Righteousness
By Obedience To God
By Confession of Sin
The Results of Sanctification
What are the results of Sanctification?
Becoming like Jesus
Becoming like God
Blamelessness in the sight of God
Being able to see God
When we taste and see “that the Lord is good” (cf. Ps. 34:8), we “put away” the bitter fruit of unrepentance. It has been said that Christ will not taste sweet to us until sin tastes bitter, and the reverse is true as well. Christ and sin cannot both look beautiful to us; as the appeal of one rises, the other falls. When we are savoring the Bread of Life (or, as symbolized in v. 2, “pure spiritual milk”), we lose our taste and appetite for the dusty things of earth. Even the law becomes a delight when we obey it in our freedom from its curse (Ps. 40:8; 119:77).
Once we have tasted the goodness of Christ and his gospel, we will long for more (1 Pet. 2:2), and it is this longing that fuels our continued growth. By “the pure spiritual milk” of the Word of God and especially the gospel (cf. 1:25), believers “grow up into salvation.” Gospel grace not only converts us at a single point in time; it also changes us over time so that we become by practice what Christ has already made us by grace.