Image via WikipediaDo not belong to the world.(John 17:14-23)”I gave them your message, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I do not ask you to take them out of the world, but I do ask you to keep them safe from the evil one. Just as I do not belong to the world, they do not belong to the world. Dedicate them to yourself by means of the truth; your word is truth. I sent them into the world, just as you sent me into the world. And for their sake I dedicate myself to you in order that they, too, may be truly dedicated to you.
“I pray not only for them, but also for those who believe in me because of their message. I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be in us, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me. I gave them the same glory you cave me, so that they may be one, just as you and I are one: I in them and you in me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.”
This week, whom have you glorified by the way you lived? How so?
I guess that this really puts it on the line. If we choose to follow Christ or his Father, we must remove our orientation for this world and dedicate it to rejoining our Father in Heaven. It also restates the importance of sharing our faith by our actions and words. Next we see the restatement of God‘s love for us in sending his Son, so he could guide us through obedience to our common Father.
(John 3: 16-21)”For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be it’s judge, but to be its savior.
“Whoever believes in the Son is not judged; but whoever does not believe has already been judged, because he has not believed in God’s only Son. This is how the judgment works: the light has come into the world, but people love the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil. Anyone who does evil things hates the light and will not come to the light, because he does not want his evil deeds to be shown up. But whoever does what is true comes to the light in order that the light may show that what he did was in obedience to God.