The Evil

Jesus, I am grateful for the things that You speak. They are truth and they are life!

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 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.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17

John 17

https://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/17-15.htm (link added 11/19/2021)

Me: Good evening, Jesus!

Jesus: Good evening, Jon!

Me: I take great comfort in Your prayer for us. Would You help me with the significance of praying to keep us from the evil?

Jesus: Does the specific article surprise you? I want you to realize that evil is cohesive in that it represents all that has diverged from Me and My nature (and therefore My plan) according to the choice I Am giving man and had given the angels before man. The fact that the evil is manifested in myriad ways does not detract from its unified characteristic. [Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.]

To say it another way, I AM holy. All that are not in Me and I in them are unholy. [Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:2, 20:7, 26, 1 Peter 1:16]

Me: Thank You, Jesus! I love You! I am thankful that Your word is both true and sanctifying. Thank You for paying my ransom!

Jesus: You are welcome! I love you!

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Awestruck son of the Sovereign of the universe, from whom all rights and responsibilities of men derive.

6 thoughts on “The Evil”

    1. When Jesus said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life” it seems that pretty well covers it. At least to my heart’s satisfaction. I have done a lot of deviatin’ that didn’t go well. I am grateful for the grace extended to us.

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  1. Actually, the best translation of verse 15 (as in the so-called “Lord’s Prayer”) is to keep us from “the evil one.” In any case, think of the assurance the JESUS is praying for our protection!!
    What a loving savior! Jon, thanx for this beautiful blog!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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