Sanctification is the art of getting used to justification. -- Gerhard Forde
I am not sure exactly what that means or if it is entirely true. But, it is profoundly memorable and provoking enough to bear fruit. Here are my initial reactions:
1 - It paints a picture of sanctification as a process primarily driven by the work already completed in us through the cross.
2 - The words "getting used to" describe well the feeling in me of my fleshing rising up in rebellion against the Spirit.
3 - And, the word "art" presupposes a joy in the journey that is invaluable.
I read this quote for the first time this evening and I am guessing that I will be ruminating on it over the coming days. I hope that it similarly provokes you.