John 17:17 – Sanctify them in the truth; Your Word is truth.

Context: Jesus is praying for His disciples to have His joy fulfilled in them, and that they would be protected from the evil one.

John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” – Jesus in prayer


  • Sanctify them – lifelong process of separation from evil and growth in holiness
  • In the truth – believe, think and live in accordance to the truth
  • Your word is truth – Greek word is a noun not an adjective (not your word is true).  The Bible is itself the truth.

Application: I must be in (not just reading it, but changed by it) the Word of God (in the truth) to be sanctified.

Prayer: Lord, sanctify me by the Truth- Your Word is truth.  Guide me through Your Word daily and give me eyes to see how my life needs to be sanctified in it.


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