How, then, does such sanctification take place? Not like this: sitting behind the stove and doing no rough work, or adorning ourselves with a wreath and putting on our best clothes. But as said above, we occupy ourselves with God's Word and exercise ourselves in the Word
- Luther's LC 2nd commandment 88
Sanctification does not occur because of our own work, but through the Holy Spirit working through God's word. It is when we dive into the word of God that the Holy Spirit opens our hearts and minds in order to enlighten us with God's wisdom and will. In this manner we will find our daily lives being affected by God for He has promised that His word is profitable for training in living a Godly life (2 Tim 3:16).