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- By Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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WHAT WE SEE ABOUT OUR LORD HIMSELF
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Notice what we see here about the Lord Himself. Here He is praying for His followers—not only for those immediately of His own time, but for all those who are going to believe in Him throughout the centuries, and therefore for us. Let us look at Him as He thus prays; let us look at certain things that stand out very clearly about His person.
Notice His claims. He says, for instance, “They . . . have known surely that I came out from thee.” Here is One who appears to be just a man. He is to be taken by cruel people in apparent helplessness and weakness and is to be crucified on a cross. Yet He speaks of Himself as One who has come from God. Here is another great assertion of His unique deity: He is proclaiming that He is the eternal Son of God come from heaven to earth to dwell among men. He repeats it by saying, “Thou didst send me.” He is not One who has just been born like everybody else—He has been sent by God into this world.
Then in verse 10 He does not hesitate to say, “I am glorified in them”—a tremendous assertion that He is not only man, He is the Son of God, verily God Himself, and that as He is the glory of the Father, so the disciples are to be His glory. He has glorified the Father, and He is glorified in them by what they are going to be and what they are going to do. You notice our calling, you notice that we, as Christians, have the privilege of being men and women in Him—that through us the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is glorified.
A Thought to Ponder
He is praying for all those who are going to believe in Him throughout the centuries, and therefore for us.
From Safe in the World, pp. 15-16.
Today’s devo is taken from Walking with God Day by Day © 2003 by Good News Publishers. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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