John 17:6 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
JESUS PRAYS FOR HIS CHURCH DISCIPLES V. 6-19
1) "I have manifested thy name," (epanerosa sou to onoma) "I manifested your name," as the true God; have acknowledged your authority. I have made clear and plain the essence of your nature and your attributes of Holiness, Love, and Justice, Joh 17:26; Psa 22:22.
2) "Unto the men which thou gavest me," (tois anthropos hous edokas moi) "To those men (human beings) whom you gave to me," those whom I have called and chosen, Joh 15:16; Joh 15:27. These were those whom He specifically called My Church, Mat 16:18; The Light of the World, The Salt of the Earth, Mat 5:13-16; The Vine, Joh 15:1-27; and His House, Mar 13:34-35; 1Ti 3:15; Heb 3:1-6; Eph 2:19-22.
3) "Out of the world:" (ek tou kosmou) "Out of the world," the selfish, covetous, greed-order of the world, Joh 15:19.
4) "Thine they were and thou gavest them me;" (soi hesan kamoi autous edokas) "They were yours and you gave them to me," yours to care and provide for, as all souls belong to you, though marred and scarred by sin, Eze 18:4; La 3:22; Act 17:28.
5) "And they have kept thy word." (kai ton logon sou teterekan) "And they have kept (or guarded as a sentinel) your word." They had kept the revelation of God that had come to them through John the Baptist, the Holy Scriptures, and through Jesus Christ. How graciously our Lord commended the word and work of His church-disci pies to the Father; and He still does, because they do His work, keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight, Joh 14:15; Joh 15:14; Jas 1:22; 1Jn 3:22; Heb 3:6.
LIFE'S WORK WELL DONE
1. Every man has a work to do for God in this world. 2. The secret of every great and true life lies in grasping this truth. 3. Life's work and worth should not be underestimated. 4. We may have part in the best achievements of our race and time, if we work for God, 5. God plans a division of labor for His children. 6. The seriousness of living.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
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