Devos of the Week: John 17:12-19

“I am not asking that you take them out of the world, but I ask that you protect them from the evil one.”  Jesus prays that his followers will be protected in the world. Do the ministries of the church and we as Christians sometimes favor pulling us away from the world?  Are we called to protect ourselves and our family, or is that God’s job?  Where do I see myself pulling away from the world?  What does Jesus’ prayer call me to today?  –  Lord Jesus, who prayed for your followers, help us to trust you as we live for you in this world amongst people who need to trust in you.  Amen