What Jesus Did! 'Made Pure and Holy' — John 17:16-17

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

[Jesus prayed, "My disciples] do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth."
— John 17:16-17 NLT
Illustration of John 17:16-17 NLT — [Jesus prayed, "My disciples] do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth."

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 and more like Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Holy God, my loving Father, mold me to be more and 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.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 4:12-13
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show 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.