“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John 17:17 KJV).
Do you recognise truth when you hear it? In our day and age, it is very easy to distinguish when a politician is lying…his/ her lips are moving.
How about other words though? There is plenty of human understanding and knowledge out there. But is it true?
Ultimately, every word spoken and written must be measured against The Word which is the Truth.
“Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth” (John 17:17, AMP).
If you call yourself a Christian, then you have been sanctified and therefore are to be an instrument of Truth.
“And so for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify (dedicate, consecrate) Myself, that they also may be sanctified (dedicated, consecrated, made holy) in the Truth” (John 17:19, AMP).
Not only are we called to carry on in his Name. We are called to carry on in his Mission: the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Carry on. Carpe Diem.
Steven Ingram is a Christian Counsellor and Certified Strategic Interventionist working to free minds. He resides in Lake City, FL with his beautiful wife Adrian and his adorable daughter Madalon.