Selwyn summarises the last two months of this study, on ‘Our Lord at Prayer’, according to three important points.
‘First, the fact that as Christians we are God’s chosen people.Â … Second, the realisation that on the eve of His agonising death on the cross our Saviour’s foremost thoughts were not for himself but for those whom His Father had given Him. … Third, the awareness that the more we allow the truths contained in this chapter (John 17) to take hold of us, the less we will fall prey to anxiety and uncertainty.’
The prayer for today, bears repeating: ‘O God my Father, thank You for what I have learned from this my Saviour’s most wonderful prayer. Burn its truths deep into my soul so that never again will I doubt the certainty and security of my salvation. In Christ’s name I ask it. Amen.’
The additional encouragement, I received was from reading John 10: 27-30 (re Further Study), such great verses: “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternall life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out if my Father’s hand, I and the Father are one.”
What, for you, was the most powerful message that you received during this study?