Do you know what the word sanctify means? It means “to make (something) holy.”
In the verse above, Jesus is praying to God the Father. He is praying that those who believe in Him would be made holy through God’s word. The Bible can make us holy because it is the ultimate truth. It shows us how to be saved from our sin and how to live lives set apart for God.
If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
Here again Jesus is saying the Bible will sanctify us, but this time there’s a direction for us too. “If you continue in My word,” How can we live in the truth (in God’s Word) if we don’t know what it says?
This month, I challenge you to study the truth and let it change you. The Bible isn’t just any old book, it is powerful and life changing, so don’t overlook it or take it for granted.