Truth for the Times

“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.  “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.  “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.  John 17:13-17

FURTHER READING:

Psalm 19:7
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”

Ephesians 4:14-16
“We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ– from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”

1 John 3:16-23
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.  But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?  My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.   And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.   For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.   Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.   And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.   And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.”