John 17:2: As You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
The words, You granted Him authority over all people, indicate that Jesus’ prayer request was in accordance with the Father’s plan. The Father has ordained the rule of the Son over the earth. So the Son has the authority to judge (John 5:27), to take up His life (10:18), and to give eternal life to all those whom the Father gave Him. Five times in this prayer Jesus referred to His own as those the Father gave Him. 1
Your Word is Truth
When we talk about the love of God, we are speaking about the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I pray that you will experience today the Father’s love for you. I pray that you will experience the unfailing love of Jesus Christ today. I pray that you will experience the comforting love and power of the Holy Spirit today.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. –1 John 5:20
You Alone are God
The One who has all authority used His power to become the Servant of all. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, thank You for giving us the greatest gift of all, eternal life and eternal love!
1. Walvoord, John F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary.