John 17:17 KJV
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
• Jesus had given His own the Word and because of it they were hated.
• Jesus prayed, not that they would be removed from the world but that they would be kept from evil and then
• Jesus moved right from there to speak of being sanctified
That is another word for separated through the truth which is God's Word.
• Kept from
• Separated from
• Sanctified from the evil of this world
Through the Word of God.
How important it is then that we are in the Word of God.
• Nothing could be so important
• Nothing can protect us so much
• Nothing can strengthen us so much
• Nothing can build us in our holy faith
As much as constant, steady, faithful reading, memory, meditation and study of the Word of God.