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.