Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not of This World?

I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. (John 17:14-16)

Do you see in this verse that Jesus said His followers are not of this world any more than He is? That is pretty awesome! I have to admit that I do not always think like that. I get caught up in what is going on here and forget how Jesus thinks about the matter. As the verse goes on, we find Jesus asking the Father to protect us from the evil one. So He knew that we would be attacked. I see a very loving Lord in this verse. A Lord that cares about us.