“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.” (John 17:18, 19)
We have this word, sanctify, that is to purify, make holy, or set apart for sacred use, to consecrate. Jesus wants us to be set apart from this world’s evil in order to be a holy people before a holy God. We are to be set apart in truth, that is, to purify ourselves from all the unholiness this world promotes. Be holy as Christ is holy.
Lord, there is a lot of garbage in this world that I take in daily. Help me, I pray, to be on the journey of becoming holy even as you are holy. Give me eyes to see the unholiness that I may focus on what is right and good in the Father’s sight. Sanctify me in truth that I may remain in the truth and be free from the bondage of this world’s lies.
Thank You Lord Jesus for leading the way. You must do this today, for I cannot. Help me lean wholly upon You, knowing that You alone can lead me on the path of sanctification. Let me speak and act upon Your Word this day, knowing that You alone are able to lead me through all of the things this world will toss my way. Grant that I would be faithful to the calling You have given me, doing that which is well-pleasing in Your sight. Amen.