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“All mine are Yours, and Yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.”

John 17:10 (ESV)

At the end of the Last Supper, Jesus says a prayer with His disciples before they head out to the Mount of Olives. The prayer is 26 verses long, but the verse that sticks out in the chapter is verse 10. Jesus says, “All mine are Yours, and Yours are mine…” As Christians, this should encourage us. Knowing that we belong to God is the most assuring feeling we could ever have. God takes care of us and He watches over us. Jesus is saying that God will continue to do that after His death. Although His disciples didn’t realize this at first, they figured it out later and it motivated their ministry.

The second part of this verse says, “I am glorified in them.” He became sin, who knew no sin, so that we might become His righteousness. God has instilled in us the power to overcome the sin in our life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the same time, this small passage is convicting. We are to glorify Jesus Christ in our lives, because we represent Him. We are His ambassadors to the world. Jesus wanted to let His disciples know that He has passed on the truth to them. The message of the gospel is now a part of their responsibility. The same applies to us today.

As Christians, it is our duty to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to everyone we know. We belong to God, which means we reflect His love. This should encourage us and motivate us to be better disciples of Christ. We are His and He is ours. We are one. Therefore, we must work in unison together to bring glory to the love of Christ.

This week, pray about how you can glorify God by being His disciple. Meditate on Jesus’ prayer to His disciples and let that be the prayer for your life as well.

March 12, 2018