What Jesus Did! 'The Finished Work of God' — John 17:6-8

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"You gave me some men from the world. I have shown them what you are like. Those men belonged to you, and you gave them to me. They have obeyed your teaching. Now they know that everything you gave me comes from you. I gave these men the teachings that you gave me. They accepted those teachings. They know that I truly came from you. And they believed that you sent me."
— John 17:6-8 NLT
Illustration of John 17:6-8 NLT — "You gave me some men from the world."

Key Thought

The work of God is to believe in his Son, the one God sent to earth. Jesus has helped bring his disciples to that faith as much as possible before the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. He has given them words. He has given them love. He has given them forgiveness. He has given them his example. Now he must give his life and his Spirit so he can send them out with authority to share his story. Jesus entrusted all that he did and all that he was to a group of human beings. They changed the world. So can we. We have the same Savior. We have the same Spirit. We have the opportunity. The real question is, "Do we have the same faith?"

Today's Prayer

Holy and righteous God, my loving Father, please use me to be part of your plan to touch the world with your grace and salvation. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • John 20:19-23
  • Acts 4:8-13


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.