“And that is what some of you were. 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.”
These must be some of the most hopeful words in the Bible! Although som of the Corinthians had been sinners (see list, vs. 9-10) who would not have inherited God’s Kingdom – now they were washed, sanctified and justified in the Name of Jesus. Cleansed… made holy… given the righteousness of Jesus and pure in God’s sight! Now they were heirs of the Kingdom!