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And This is Life Eternal

2 Samuel 13:1-39; John 17:1-26; Psalm 119:81-96; Proverbs 16:6-7

Jesus Prays for Them (and You)
I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. – John 17:9-10

In today’s scripture passages, we read Jesus’ prayer for His disciples, and it is powerful. But it becomes even more powerful when it is made personal. Jesus says in John 17:20 that He is also praying for them that would believe in Him through their word. If you are a believer today, that is YOU! I don’t know about you, but that encourages me, excites me, and gives me life. But at the same time, it places demands on me that I can’t take lightly, nor would I ever want to. We are all given free will, but if you know that Jesus prayed the will of the Father for you, could it be anything less than the greatest of joys to choose Him and His perfect will? 

Heavenly Father, Please help me to make the choice today and every day to follow Jesus and His perfect will for me and my life. Help me take all these prayers and live them, and battle when necessary in the spiritual and the physical to know You and make You known. I ask this in Jesus’ precious and holy Name. Amen! Amen!

So, what did Jesus pray for me and you? 

That They Might Know Thee
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
 – John 17:3

That They May Be One, As We Are
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
 – John 17:11

That They Might Have My Joy Fulfilled in Themselves
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
 – John 17:13

That Thou Shouldest Keep Them from the Evil
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
 – John 17:14-16

That They Also Might Be Sanctified Through the Truth
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
– John 17:17-19

That They All May be One (in Us)
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
 – John 17:20-21a

That The World May Believe That Thou Has Sent Me
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 
– John 17:21b-22

That They May Be Made Perfect in One
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
 – John 17:23

That They May Behold My Glory
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
 – John 17:24

That the Love Wherewith Thou Hast Loved Me May Be in Them
O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
 – John 17:25-26

And this is LIFE eternal.

No Such Thing Ought to be Done in Israel
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly. And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee. Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her. Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone. And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
 – 2 Samuel 13:12-16

All Thy Commandments are Faithful
My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
 – Psalm 119:81-88

Forever They Word is Settled in Heaven
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants. Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
 – Psalm 119:89-96

When A Man’s Ways Please the Lord
When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
– Proverbs 16:7

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