Read John 17:6-19
Do you at times desire to leave the world? The Lord wanted the disciples to know that they’d face persecutions and difficult situations, and the same is true for us. Verse 17 is one of my favorites. It is the answer to Pilate’s question in John 18:38, “What is truth?” God’s word is truth. The more we know the Word, the Bible, the more we know truth. Truth sanctifies a person. Sanctify means to set apart. Jesus is asking that His disciples would be set apart from the world by His truth.
- How do you see the Bible helping you change your actions to be more “set apart” as a son or daughter of the King?
- What is Jesus praying for specifically in this passage?
- Read the passage aloud picturing Jesus praying for people that He loves. What is most meaningful for you?