Justification and sanctification are two big theological words we don’t typically use in every day conversation.
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
When we are justified, we are no longer estranged from God. Being justified means that our relationship with God has been redeemed… we are part of God’s family. Sanctification is an ongoing process of maturity as the Holy Spirit continues to refine our lives to better honor Him. This lifelong process is necessary given our humanity. We are redeemed sinners… we are forgiven sinners… In this life we remain imperfect and in need of being sanctified. We are so blessed to be justified and sanctified.