In John 17:15 we read these challenging words from Jesus. "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one."
I'm Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute, and Christians in every generation have had the same temptation: The desire to retreat from the world. There's one problem with that, one big problem. That was not the intention of Jesus.
Jesus went to those whose lives needed transformation. So, Jesus did not pray that His followers be taken from the world following salvation. Jesus prayed for protection as He commanded us to go into the world as His witnesses.
God will take us home when He's good and ready. But today, we are to actively proclaim the Good News of eternal salvation.
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