“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” —John 17:17
The moment of His crucifixion was so close, He could almost feel His captors breathing down His neck. Yet Jesus did not run. He did not hide. He knelt and prayed.
In John 17 we find the words Jesus uttered to the Father immediately before His arrest. Like the priests in the Holy of Holies before Him, Jesus interceded for the people of God. He looked forward through the ages and prayed— for us, asking the Father to anchor our feet firmly in Truth.
To sanctify means to purify, to cleanse, to set apart. Jesus knew there was one thing that would set us apart from those who do not know Him—the Truth.
While the culture may beat the drum of “my truth” and “your truth,” Jesus made it clear there is one source of Truth—the Word of God. That’s why we need to open our Bibles daily. Rather than searching for truth within ourselves or running first to others, we need to turn toward the Word of God as the ultimate source of Truth.
Make it Personal
How has God used His Word to impact your understanding of what is true?