I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. - John 17:6 ESV
What did Jesus do with what He was given?
He manifested, to them, the name of the Lord.
Oh boy—that’s rich.
The Message puts it this way:
I spelled out your character in detail John 17:6 MSG
Everything Jesus did as He walked the dusty streets of Palestine was a display of the Father’s character—the nature of the Almighty made plain for us.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrew Christians said it this way:
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, - Hebrews 1:2-3 ESV
You are a gift of God, given to Jesus, so that Jesus can manifest God’s character to you!
Ok - next point—
The Father has given you gifts.
Some of them are people He has given you, as He gave you to Jesus.
He wants YOU to manifest His name—His character to those He has put in your care!
I’m humbled by this - how about you?
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Walk in the light,
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