John 17:17 (NIV) – Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
John 17:17 (NLT) – Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
As we read the portion of Scripture this morning, it is important to remember the role that Word of God has in our lives. I wonder, where would we be without His Word? It’s His Word that makes the transformation in our being, as 2 Timothy 3:16 declares to us: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness….” How useful is the Word of God, being inspired by God Himself! Nothing compares to the power of His Word when it is activated in our lives.
We as Christians should be separated and sanctified from the evil of this world. But how can we accomplish this? Is it really possible to walk in holiness? The answer is “yes”! It is possible to walk in holiness through the Word of God. His Word tells us in Psalm 12:6, “The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.” What a blessing it is to know that we have His Word in our lives. We can be sure that His Word will do its work in us.
Let us pray today, that His Word will do its work in us. If we allow His Word to work in us, we will enjoy the benefits of a life fully consecrated and set apart for God! Let’s never forget the work of His Word in us! Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” If we truly desire to we walk in holiness, let the Word of God do its perfect work.
2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV) – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness….
John 15:3 (NKJV) – You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Psalm 12:6 (NKJV) – The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
Psalms 119:9 (NKJV) – How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Ephesians 5:26 (NKJV) – …[T]hat He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word….