Day 32

Rest

from the Lent 2016 reading plan


John 17:6-19

Take this day to catch up, sit in God’s presence, and read and reflect on the scripture below.

I have revealed Your name
to the men You gave Me from the world.
They were Yours, You gave them to Me,
and they have kept Your word.
Now they know that all things
You have given to Me are from You,
because the words that You gave Me,
I have given them.
They have received them
and have known for certain
that I came from You.
They have believed that You sent Me.
I pray for them.
I am not praying for the world
but for those You have given Me,
because they are Yours.
Everything I have is Yours,
and everything You have is Mine,
and I have been glorified in them.
I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to You.
Holy Father,
protect them by Your name
that You have given Me,
so that they may be one as We are one.
While I was with them,
I was protecting them by Your name
that You have given Me.
I guarded them and not one of them is lost,
except the son of destruction,
so that the Scripture may be fulfilled.
Now I am coming to You,
and I speak these things in the world
so that they may have My joy completed in them.
I have given them Your word.
The world hated them
because they are not of the world,
as I am not of the world.
I am not praying
that You take them out of the world
but that You protect them from the evil one.
They are not of the world,
as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them by the truth;
Your word is truth.
As You sent Me into the world,
I also have sent them into the world.
I sanctify Myself for them,
so they also may be sanctified by the truth.

-John 17:6-19 HCSB

Post Comments (5)

5 thoughts on "Rest"

  1. Isaac Jones says:

    It is Gods joy that humans come to faith. That joy is continued through sanctification. Christians cannot lose their salvation from God. God wants us protected from sin and the evil one.

  2. Isaac Jones says:

    Man’s place of purpose is in the world but apart from evil. Man in Christ will not be lost or forgotten. Man can trust God because He is faithful. God prayed out loud not for Hos need, but for ours.

  3. Isaac Jones says:

    God is in community with Himself. God loves us and has joy in us who are His. God does not lose anyone He give to himself. God does not want His people taken out of the world, but He does want them to be protected from the evil one.

  4. Isaac Jones says:

    I will seek sanctification in faith of the work of Christ and His nature of divinity. I will take joy in the salvation of new believers; I will to cultivate it with the obedience of Godly speech, and by setting an example with sanctified actions.

  5. Isaac Jones says:

    Heavenly Father,
    thank you for taking joy in me. You have joy in yourself for what you have done for me. I am glad I can glorify you and be a part of your glory. Thank you for the love you have given me. Thank you for sanctifying me for yourself. I understand I need to be on this earth for this time; please protect me from evil and send me for Good among the people. I love you Lord; amen.

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