Jesus prayed, saying:
I gave them [Disciples] Your Word, and the world hated them because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world
but that you keep them from the Evil One. – John 17:14-15John 17:14-15
Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Inspiration – John 17:14-15
Jesus is praying for His disciples so that after His Ascension to Heaven, the disciples may be well guarded from evil.
After Jesus sends the disciples to the world to preach the Good News, He also prayed for them to the Father. He knew that the world was a very evil place and the disciples would face all manner of hardships like persecutions and death.
God the Father send His Son Jesus Christ to the World to preach the Good News. Jesus too sent His disciples to preach the same Word. In this modern day and age, we are being sent to the world to make sure the Word of God reaches to those still in darkness.
We are being reminded that the world was and is still evil, so let us not expect Jesus’ discipleship to be a bed of roses. Jesus does not promise us that we will escape the earthly torture, but He prays that we may resist the temptations of the evil one, that would make us part ways with God.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, You offer to those who follow you a yoke that is good to bear, a burden that is light. We therefore come to you for rest and comfort so that we may find the strength to continue spreading your Good News to all corners of this world. We pray all this, trusting in Jesus Name. Amen.