1 Corinthians 1:24-30
24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the mighty power of God and the wonderful wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength.  26 Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you. 27 Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, 29 so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God. 30 God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself. He is the one who made us acceptable to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our freedom.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

When God reveals to us the requirement for sanctification, the inner struggle begins. Our “wisdom” always stands in the way. There is always something inside of us that pulls with resentment against the requirements of being a follower of Jesus Christ. Justification is by faith alone, but sanctification will require action on our part. We must be willing to set aside our “wisdom” for God’s. The greatest wisdom of this world is but foolishness to Him.  God alone makes it possible for us to receive His grace.  And when Christ becomes our salvation, we enter into the realization that sanctification is the holiness of Christ Jesus imparted to us.  Not because we are wise or have done anything to deserve it but because of His love for us. Then any work that comes out of our lives is because of Christ in us.  It is His patience, His love, His faith, His purity, His goodness that is displayed through our lives.  It is not us imitating Him but “Christ in us.” So we can not boast about anything we have done, but only about what Christ has done through us. We are only a willing vessel. Set aside the struggle within you that resists to take on the righteousness of Christ and accept that God will do the work in you and through you for His purpose.

Have a God Day!