John 17:14-17. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
God gave us His word, now we just need to use it. The world hates Christians who are trying to live for him. The word of God is what we need to fight against this wicked world. The world is going to hate the Bible and everything it stands for. If there is a truth in the word of God, the world is going to always run contrary to it. The Bible is what separates you from the world. The truth of the word of God is what helps to keep you from the evil of this world.
You need to realize this world is evil. Don’t try to make it out to be something it is not. It is against God. It is not a friend to saints. People are only out for themselves. There is no true love outside of the love of God. That is because God is love. A husband cannot love his wife without the love of God. The word of God teaches a Christian that. God gave us the word of God to separate us from the world and make us a peculiar people unto himself.
The word of God helps to sanctify and cleanse us. It washes the world off of us. We have to live in this world, however, we should not let this world live in us. The truth of the word of God will cleanse you and make you holy as you read it. Christ did not pray to take you out of the world the minute you get saved. Instead, he wants to keep you in the world, while at the same time, keep you from evil, by the power of God. There is something about the character of God getting a blessing from his children, who make a conscious decision daily, to live holy by choosing righteousness. Jesus is praying for you to live holy. Let the spirit of God work in your life today so his prayers can be answered.
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