65 Sanctification Quotes On Success In Life

These sanctification quotes will inspire you. Sanctification, the action of making or declaring something holy.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sanctification quotes, sanctification sayings, and sanctification proverbs.

Best Sanctification Quotes

  1. “There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.” ~ Martin Luther
  2. “Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby our inner being is progressively changed, freeing us more and more from sinful traits and developing within us over time the virtues of Christlike character.” ~ Jerry Bridges
  3. “Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  4. “Sanctification is not a work of nature, but a work of grace. It is a transformation of character effected not by moral influences, but supernaturally by the Holy Spirit.” ~ Charles Hodge

  5. “Sanctification means more than being freed from sin. It means the deliberate commitment of myself to the God of my salvation, and being willing to pay whatever it may cost.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  6. “The growth of trees and plants takes place so slowly that it is not easily seen. Daily we notice little change. But, in course of time, we see that a great change has taken place. So it is with grace. Sanctification is a progressive, lifelong work (Prov 4:18). It is an amazing work of God’s grace and it is a work to be prayed for (Rom 8:27).” ~ John Owen , Progressive sanctification quotes
  7. “By justification, we are saved from the guilt of sin…by sanctification, we are saved from the power and root of sin” ~ John Wesley
  8. “Sanctification means being made one with Jesus so that the disposition that ruled Him will rule us. It will cost everything that is not of God in us.” ~ Oswald Chambers

  9. “Sanctification is glory begun. Glory is sanctification completed.” ~ F. F. Bruce
  10. “Am I prepared to let God grip me by His power and do a work in me that is worthy of Himself? Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me, and He has to get me into the attitude of mind and spirit where at any cost I will let Him sanctify me wholly.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  11. “Some Christians want enough of Christ to be identified with him but not enough to be seriously inconvenienced; they genuinely cling to basic Christian orthodoxy but do not want to engage in serious Bible study; they value moral probity, especially of the public sort, but do not engage in war against inner corruptions; they fret over the quality of the preacher’s sermon but do not worry much over the quality of their own prayer life. Such Christians are content with mediocrity.” ~ D. A. Carson , Sanctification quotes prayer
  12. “Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.” ~ Thomas Watson

  13. “Sanctification costs to the extent of “an intense narrowing of all our interests on earth and an immense broadening of all our interests in God.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  14. “Sanctification grows out of faith in Jesus Christ. Remember holiness is a flower, not a root; it is not sanctification that saves, but salvation that sanctifies.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  15. “Sanctification has a double aspect. Its positive side is vivification, the growing and maturing of the new man; its negative side is mortification, the weakening, and killing of the old man.” ~ J. I. Packer
  16. “…,the will of God for your life is pretty straightforward: Be holy like Jesus, by the power of the Spirit, for the glory of God.” ~ Kevin DeYoung

  17. “Our work is not to save souls, but to disciple them. Salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign grace, and our work as His disciples is to disciple others’ lives until they are totally yielded to God. One life totally devoted to God is of more value to Him than one hundred lives which have been simply awakened by His Spirit. As workers for God, we must reproduce our own kind spiritually, and those lives will be God’s testimony to us as His workers. God brings us up to a standard of life through His grace, and we are responsible for reproducing that same standard in others.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  18. “The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center, where flawed people place their faith in Christ, gather to know and love him better, and learn to love others as he designed.” ~ Paul David Tripp
  19. “Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word.” ~ Jerry Bridges
  20. “In justification, the word to be addressed to man is believe – only believe; in sanctification, the word must be ‘watch, pray, and fight.'” ~ J. C. Ryle

  21. “Lastly, we must be holy, because without holiness on earth – we will never be prepared to enjoy Heaven. …I do not know what others may think – but to me it does seem clear that Heaven would be a miserable place to an unholy man. It cannot be otherwise. People may say in a vague way, that they “hope to go to Heaven, but they do not consider what they say. There must be a certain “fitness for the inheritance of the saints in light.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  22. “Let us awake to a sense of the perilous state of many professing Christians. ‘Without holiness no man shall see the Lord’; without sanctification, there is no salvation (Hebrews 12:14). Then what an enormous amount of so-called religion there is which is perfectly useless!” ~ J. C. Ryle
  23. “I fear it is sometimes forgotten that God has married together justification and sanctification. They are distinct and different things, beyond question, but one is never found without the other. All justified people are sanctified, and all sanctified people are justified. … Tell me not of your justification, unless you have also some marks of sanctification. Boast not of Christ’s work for you, unless you can show us the Spirit’s work in you.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  24. “Sanctification is possessing the mind of Christ.” ~ John G. Lake

  25. “Loving a holy God is beyond our moral power. The only kind of God we can love by our sinful nature is an unholy god, an idol made by our own hands. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God, unless God sheds His holy love in our hearts, unless He stoops in His grace to change our hearts, we will not love Him… To love a holy God requires grace, grace strong enough to pierce our hardened hearts and awaken our moribund souls.” ~ R. C. Sproul
  26. “There, poor sinner, take my garment, and put it on; you shall stand before God as if you were Christ, and I will stand before God as if I had been the sinner; I will suffer in the sinner’s stead, and you shall be rewarded for works that you did not do, but which I did for you.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  27. “God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. To live with your ‘thorn’ uncomplainingly — that is, sweet, patient, and free in heart to love and help others, even though every day you feel weak — is true sanctification. It is true healing for the spirit. It is a supreme victory of grace.” ~ J. I. Packer
  28. “Sanctification is the real change in man from the sordidness of sin to the purity of God’s image.” ~ William Ames

  29. “The vigour, and power, and comfort of our spiritual life depends on the mortification of the deeds of the flesh…The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to mortify the indwelling power of sin…Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” ~ John Owen
  30. “My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, HE is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am or shall be or feel or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me. Hallelujah!” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  31. “The evidence of justification by faith is the ongoing work of sanctification through the Holy Spirit.” ~ Paul Washer
  32. “Conversion does not make us perfect, but it does catapult us into a total experience of discipleship that affects – and infects – every sphere of our living.” ~ Richard J. Foster

  33. “If heaven were by merit, it would never be heaven to me, for if I were in it I should say, “I am sure I am here by mistake; I am sure this is not my place; I have no claim to it.” But if it be of grace and not of works, then we may walk into heaven with boldness.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  34. “The year is made up of minutes. Let these be watched as having been dedicated to God. It is in the sanctification of the small that hallowing of the large is secure.” ~ G. Campbell Morgan
  35. “Sanctification is like a clumsy, slow walk rather than a light switch that we turn from off to on.” ~ Edward T Welch
  36. “There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us.” ~ William Jenkyn

  37. “Be content with no degree of sanctification. Be always crying out, “Lord, let me know more of myself and of thee.”” ~ George Whitefield
  38. “If the Savior has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a love of holiness, He has nothing in you of a saving character.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  39. “Struggles are a part of the sacred sanctification process. There are no soft or slothful ways to become sanctified to the point that we are prepared to live in the presence of the Savior. And there can be blessings in the burdens we bear. As a result of these struggles, our souls are stretched and our spirits are strengthened. Our character becomes more Christlike as we are tried and tested.” ~ L. Lionel Kendrick
  40. “Sanctification is the process in which we become more aware of how sinful we are.” ~ R. C. Sproul, Jr.

  41. “Saw so much of the wickedness of my heart that I longed to get away from myself…I felt almost pressed to death with my own vileness. Oh what a body of death is there in me…Oh the closest walk with God is the sweetest heaven that can be enjoyed on earth!” ~ David Brainerd
  42. “We could not take one step in the pursuit of holiness if God in His grace had not first delivered us from the dominion of sin and brought us into union with His risen Son. Salvation is by grace and sanctification is by grace.” ~ Jerry Bridges
  43. “It’s all too easy to turn the fight of faith into sanctification-by-checklist. Take care of a few bad habits, develop a couple good ones, and you’re set. But a moral checklist doesn’t take into consideration the idols of the hearts. It may not even have the gospel as part of the equation. And inevitably, checklist spirituality is highly selective. So you end up feeling successful at sanctification because you stayed away from drugs, lost weight, served at the soup kitchen, and renounced Styrofoam. But you’ve ignored gentleness, humility, joy, and sexual purity.” ~ Kevin DeYoung
  44. “Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.” ~ John Donne

  45. “Christian community is like the Christian’s sanctification. It is a gift of God which we cannot claim. Only God knows the real state of our fellowship, of our sanctification. What may appear weak and trifling to us may be great and glorious to God. Just as the Christian should not be constantly feeling his spiritual pulse, so, too, the Christian community has not been given to us by God for us to be constantly taking its temperature.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  46. “Election is always to sanctification. Where there is no visible fruit of sanctification, we may be sure there is no election.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  47. “Sanctification consists of the daily realization that in Christ we have died, and in Christ we have been raised.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian
  48. “We’re not called to perfection but to faithfulness. Sinlessness in this life isn’t possible, but obedience unto godliness is. Sanctification.” ~ Steve Camp

  49. “Consider who and what you are; who the Spirit is that is grieved, what he has done for you, what he comes to your soul about, what he has already done in you; and be ashamed. Among those who walk with God, there is no greater motive and incentive unto universal holiness, and the preserving of their hearts and spirits in all purity and cleanness than this: That the blessed Spirit, who has undertaken to dwell in them, is continually considering what they give entertainment in their hearts unto, and rejoices when his temple is kept undefiled.” ~ John Owen
  50. “After he has been following Christ for a long time, the disciple of Jesus will be asked, “Lacked ye anything?” and he will answer “Nothing, Lord.” How could he when he knows that despite hunger and nakedness, persecution and danger, the Lord is always at his side?” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  51. “And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth!” ~ John Bunyan
  52. “Regeneration is the fountain; sanctification is the river.” ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

  53. “Men, your primary responsibility in your home, after your wife, is you to disciple your own children. And if you don’t do it, you’re in sin; you are in sin. And if you turn it over to a Sunday school teacher, you are in sin. And you are to be teaching these children more than just stories about animals that went into Noah’s ark. You’re to be teaching them about God, about radical depravity, about blood atonement, about propitiation, expiation, justification, sanctification; you are to teach your children!” ~ Paul Washer
  54. “Faith consists not in ignorance, but in knowledge – knowledge not of God merely…but when we recognize God as a propitious Father through the reconciliation made by Christ, and Christ as given to us for righteousness, sanctification, and life.” ~ John Calvin
  55. “Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ, accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone, for justification, sanctification, and eternal life by virtue of God’s grace.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  56. “Sanctification is a community project.” ~ John Piper

  57. “Sanctification will be drudgery unless we believe that holiness is possible and that it is pleasing to God.” ~ Kevin DeYoung
  58. “The starting point of sanctification is the filthiness, corruption, or stain of sin.” ~ William Ames
  59. “The man who sanctifies his wife understands that this is his divinely ordained responsibility… Is my wife more like Christ because she is married to me? Or is she like Christ in spite of me? Has she shrunk from His likeness because of me? Do I sanctify her or hold her back? Is she a better woman because she is married to me?” ~ R. Kent Hughes
  60. “Sanctification is not regeneration.” ~ Matthew Simpson

  61. “Though we are commanded to ‘wash ourselves’, to ‘cleanse ourselves from sins’, to ‘purge ourselves from all our iniquities’, yet to imagine that we can do these things by our own efforts is to trample on the cross and grace of Jesus Christ. Whatever God works in us by his grace, he commands us to do as our duty. God works all in us and by us.” ~ John Owen
  62. “Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.” ~ William Ames
  63. “Sanctification is not by surrender, but by divinely enabled toil and effort.” ~ Kevin DeYoung

  64. “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle: and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. In poetic minds and in popular enthusiasm this feeling becomes closely associated with the soil and the symbols of the country. But the secret sanctification of the soil and the symbol is the idea which they represent, and this idea the patriot worships through the name and the symbol, as a lover kisses with rapture the glove of his mistress and wears a lock of her hair upon his heart.” ~ George William Curtis
  65. “Faith stands or falls on the truth that the future with God is more satisfying than the one promised by sin. Where this truth is embraced and God is cherished above all, the power of sin is broken. The power of sin is the power of deceit. Sin has power through promising a false future. In temptation, sin comes to us and says: “The future with God on his narrow way is hard and unhappy, but the way I promise is pleasant and satisfying.” The power of sin is in the power of this lie.” ~ John Piper

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