And they have kept thy word - Though their countrymen have rejected it; and they have received me as thy well beloved Son in whom thou delightest. Your email address will not be published. God blesses no word but his own; because none is truth, without mixture of error, but that which has proceeded from himself. First, we should keep the church pure within (1 Corinthians 5:9-13). God’s purpose is not to remove believers from danger but to sustain them in it. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. So, if you are accustomed to thinking of the term “saint” as only referring to a special class of believer, put that thinking away, and replace it with what the Bible actually teaches about sainthood. Keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me - Instead of οὑς δεδωκας μοι, Those whom thou hast given me, ABCEHLMS, Mt. The verb  “sanctify” means to “set aside for a special, holy purpose.”  A noun we get from this word is the term “saint” which refers to one who is sanctified. Satan is essentially a deceptive being. John 17:15-21 "I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. As Thou didst send Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. That the scripture might be fulfilled - Or, Thus the scripture is fulfilled: see Psalm 41:9; Psalm 109:8; compared with Acts 1:20. There are several things that will assist us in doing this. John 17:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 17:15, NIV: "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one." Jesus did not pray that the Father would keep the apostles from trouble; otherwise, they would have had to leave the world. This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. Satan is essentially a deceptive being. This does not mean breaking off all contact with the world, but it does mean not allowing sin to go unanswered among the members of the body. The intercession addresses itself to a particular, definite point of the τήρησις prayed for, namely, ἐκ τοῦ πονηροῦ, John 17:15, and this is introduced, John 17:14, from the side of their necessities. The world Jesus speaks of is Satan's anti- God system working in and through men. His sermon on the mount shows men what they should do, so as to please God: this sermon shows them how they are to do the things prescribed in the other. Prays also for those who should believe on him through their preaching, that they all might be brought into a state of unity, and finally brought to eternal glory, John 16:20-26. I have given them thy word - Or, thy doctrine - τον λογον σου . Men despise that which they should esteem, and endeavor to destroy that without which they must be destroyed themselves! And these have known - Here our Lord, returning to the disciples, speaks: 3dly. John 17:15 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 17:15, NIV: "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one." Click to Sign Now! It has been skillfully planned out by God. Neither pray I for these alone - This prayer extends itself through all ages, and takes in every soul that believes in the Lord Jesus. That they may be One - That they, and all that believe through their word, (the doctrine which I have given them), may be one body, united by one Spirit to me their living head. Third, we must never compromise when it involves agreeing with or sharing in things contrary to the Lord's will (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1). Aug. Serm. мира, I. Christ leaves His own in the world that they may be trained for Him, II. So Jesus entered into the holiest of all by his own blood, in order to obtain everlasting redemption for men: see Hebrews 9:11-13. I have done what I could, in so small a compass, to make every thing plain, and to apply these words in that way in which I am satisfied he used them. The men which thou gavest me - That is, the apostles, who, having received this knowledge from Christ, were, by their preaching and writings, to spread it through the whole world. The Offerings of Leviticus (Part Eight): Conclusion (Part One). John 17:15, ESV: "I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one." Much damage has been done by people who would claim to be Christians, but had never set themselves apart from the vile things of the world and unto the beauty of Christ. First, the person is making a conscious and visible choice to put away sin in his life. That thou shouldest take them out of the world - They must not yet leave the land of Judea: they had not as yet borne their testimony there, concerning Christ crucified and risen again from the dead. See on John 1:11, John 1:12; (note). Secondly, we must be willing to put behind us forever things that are contrary to the Lord's will (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). To remove the apostles from the world would have left their mission unaccomplished. Because, says St. Augustin, he would not be saved: and he farther adds, After the commission of his crime, he might have returned to God and have found mercy. And the world hath hated them - The Jewish rulers, etc., have hated them. By Jon W. Quinn From Expository Files 22.8; August 2015, "I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. I pray not for the world - I am not yet come to that part of my intercession: see John 17:20. There seems to be here an allusion to the entering of the high priest into the holy of holies, when, having offered the sacrifice, he sprinkled the blood before the ark of the covenant. I have declared unto them thy name, etc. K.J.V. This recognition will go a long way in helping us to see that “everybody's doing it” is of no consequence at all as to whether a thing is right or wrong. We have a mission to discharge, but we need to rest in God’s sovereign hand through it all. Because they received the doctrine of God, the science of salvation, and taught it to others. To Judas and to all his brethren, who sell God and their souls for money, and who frequently go out of this world by a violent voluntary death, we may apply those burning words of Mr. Blair, with very little alteration: "O cursed lust of gold! That thy son also may glorify thee - That by dying be may magnify thy law and make it honorable, respected among men - show the strictness of thy justice, and the immaculate purity of thy nature. II. His followers also have hostile attitudes about divine viewpoint. These words spake Jesus - That is, what is related in the preceding chapters. “This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality, for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. Sanctification occurs when one, by faith, obeys the gospel. Griesbach has admitted it into the text, and Professor White in his CRISEΩ S says of it, Lectio indubie genuina, "It is, without doubt, the genuine reading.". - As all were delivered into his power, and he poured out his blood to redeem all, then the design of God is that all should have eternal life, because all are given for this purpose to Christ; and, that this end might be accomplished, he has become their sacrifice and atonement. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". What could the world’s great carcass do if the salt should all depart? Christ prays the Father to glorify him, John 16:1. Perhaps the plainest discussion of practical day by day application of these things is found in Ephesians.

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