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Made Pure and Holy - John 17:16-17

"They don't belong to the world, the same as I don't belong to the world. Make them ready for your service through your truth. Your teaching is truth." (ERV) Full Text

Key Thought

God's Word is truth. His goal in giving us his Word, his truth, is not to limit us or restrict us, but to make us pure and holy. We live in the center of God's intention when we open our hearts to his Word and apply that word to our lives through obedience. God's Spirit is at work to transform us into people who are pure and holy—people who are more like Jesus.

Today's Prayer


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Holy God, my loving Father, mold me to be more what you want me to be as I open my heart to your truth and ask that your Spirit transform my will, my actions, and my character. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

"I am coming to you now. But I pray these things while I am still in the world. I say these things so that these men can have the true happiness that I have. I want them to be completely happy. I have given them your teaching. And the world has hated them. The world hated these men, because they don't belong to the world, the same as I don't belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world. But I am asking that you keep them safe from the Evil One (the devil). They don't belong to the world, the same as I don't belong to the world. Make them ready for your service through your truth. Your teaching is truth. I have sent them into the world, the same as you sent me into the world. I am making myself ready to serve. I do this for them, so that they can truly be ready for your service. "I pray for these men. But I am also praying for all people that will believe in me because of the teaching of these men. Father, I pray that all people that believe in me can be one. You are in me and I am in you. I pray that these people can also be one in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. I have given these people the glory that you gave me. I gave them this glory so that they can be one, the same as you and I are one. I will be in them, and you will be in me. So they will be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent me. And the world will know that you loved these people the same as you loved me. "Father, I want these people that you have given me to be with me in every place I am. I want them to see my glory. This is the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world was made. Father, you are the One who is good. The world does not know you, but I know you. And these people know that you sent me. I showed them what you are like. And again I will show them what you are like. Then they will have the same love that you have for me. And I will live in them."

John 17:13-26 (ERV)


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God's word (message) is alive and working. His word is sharper than the sharpest sword. God's word cuts all the way into us {like a sword}. It cuts deep to the place where the soul and the spirit are joined. God's word cuts to the center of our joints and our bones. It judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts. Nothing in all the world can be hidden from God. He can clearly see all things. Everything is open before him. And to him we must explain the way we have lived.Hebrews 4:12-13 (ERV)

Surely you know that the people that do wrong will not get God's kingdom. Don't be fooled. These people will not get God's kingdom: people that sin sexually, people that worship idols, people that do the sin of adultery, men that let other men use them for sex or that have sex with other men, people that steal, people that are greedy, people that get drunk, people that say bad things to other people, and people that cheat. In the past, some of you were like that. But you were washed clean, you were made holy, and you were made right with God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ERV)

It is God that has made you part of Christ Jesus. Christ has become wisdom for us from God. Christ is the reason we are right with God and have freedom from sin; Christ is the reason we are holy.1 Corinthians 1:30 (ERV)


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