What Jesus Did! 'The Power of One' — John 17:22-23

Friday, November 2, 2018

"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."
— John 17:22-23 NLT
Illustration of John 17:22-23 NLT — "I have given these people the glory that you gave me."

Key Thought

The world is divided. Unity is simply not found on a grand scale in our fractured, divided, and segmented world. We divide on race, politics, country, opinions, and religion. Only when people come together, across the boundaries that normally divide humans do people begin to take notice. Our perfection, our unity, our becoming One, is found in Christ. Only in him do we find the barriers brought down and all are made into one family. Only in him do we find things that normally divide us becoming the very witness to God's powerful love. Jesus came to reconcile and reunite. So let's live and love as one; one with Jesus and one with each other.

Today's Prayer

Today, dear Father, I pray again that you make your people one in Spirit and purpose, in doctrine and in service. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 3:26-28
  • Ephesians 2:14-18
  • Revelation 7:9-10


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.