Welcome to the daily devotional we have. This is a learning process for me as I go along and I hope you can join me. I will pick a devotional on www.bible.com (feel free to go there and pick the same reading plan) and be posting the verse(s), devotional, and my own personal commentary. Feel free to leave your own commentary in the comments as I would love to read your guys thoughts. Also, I will have a video that relates to the devotional.
This devotional is titled “Catalyst-Known: A 21 Day Journey”. It is 21 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
We’re going to look at this really important prayer of Jesus from two different angles in the next three weeks. Today, we’re going to attempt to soak in God’s love. You’ve helped others understand it. This is an opportunity for you to be refreshed by it. We’ll read a portion of Jesus’ prayer to the Father just hours before he’s crucified.
Main Passage: John 17.20-26
How much does God the Father love you? What does that truth mean to you?
What prevents you from soaking in God’s love for you? How do you process failure (yours and others) and uncertainty when God’s love is the foundation of your identity?
Thank God for his love. Ask God to open your heart to receive more of his love on his terms in the coming days.
God loves us so much that He gave us a way out from His judgement. Because, we are all going to be judged. Jesus is our get out of jail card. I would say free but while grace makes life not fair, it certainly was not free. Jesus had to sacrifice Himself in the most cruel way imaginable. The ultimate sacrifice, Himself. Jesus is our hero, a savior to the world.