What Jesus Did! 'They Are My Glory!' — John 17:9-10

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"I pray for them now. I am not praying for the people in the world. But I am praying for these men you gave me, because they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And my glory is seen in these men."
— John 17:9-10 NLT
Illustration of John 17:9-10 NLT —  But I am praying for these men you gave me, because they are yours.

Key Thought

Think of all the things the disciples of Jesus did wrong. Recall all the things they misunderstood. Remember the many times they blew the opportunity to do the right thing or say the right word. During Jesus' ministry, his disciples often came up lacking. Yet Jesus did not give up on them. He still loved them. He even continued to believe in them. Well, what did they do with that trust, that unflagging confidence that they would be his glory? They changed the world, helped create an enduring movement, and they brought Jesus' message and Jesus' salvation to millions of people through their ongoing legacy of faith, courage, and obedience. They are his glory. And as we live for the Lord, so are we!

Today's Prayer

Father, please forgive my lack of confidence in what Jesus can do with me. I know Jesus' plans for me are greater than anything I could imagine. Help me not to get too down on my failures and trust that Jesus will maximize my efforts to bring him glory. I ask this in the name of the one I want to honor, Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 3:1-4
  • Ephesians 3:20-21
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:18-20

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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.