glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee, Glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee. Кроме того, их вера была еще немощной. Those for whom He prays have received His word, and are His already. For after that, He did not talk much with His disciples, but He left the Cross to stand out and speak alone. The glory of the Father could not of itself know any addition: His being glorified, therefore, can only refer to men's recognition of that glory. John 17:1-26. In the first He prays for the fulfilment of the Father’s purposes as regards Himself (John 17:1-5), in the second He prays for the possibility of the fulfilment of the Father’s purposes through the Apostles (John 17:6-19), and in the third He prays for the fulfilment of those purposes in all true believers (John 17:20-26). But this glorification itself had an object, , “that the Son may glorify Thee”. With confidence, then, may we entrust to Him our eternal all, assured "that He is able to keep that which we have committed unto Him against that day" (see the note at 2 Timothy 1:12). In the first petition of this prayer the disciples are not identified with Him, and yet He does not by the use of the singular person exclude them. chap. There is not, indeed, in the words themselves actual demonstration that our Lord pronounced His last discourses under the open heaven. Above all it reveals His outstanding and all pervasive love (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9-10; Romans 5:8). It was the hour of unbearable suffering. They come into the everlasting beams of the eternal Sun. “I in them.” Catch those two words. We are sure that He is where love is; for, where there is love there is. He determines to put sin away from Him; absolutely, irrevocably, eternally, to banish all and every sin, and every phase of sin, and every shade of sin, and every degree of sin, out of His own sight for ever. Oh, blessed guests! Thus, too, shall the end of all be attained, the glorifying of Him ‘of whom and through whom and to whom are all things.’, will make thy name known to them, by giving them, by means of the Holy Ghost, a perfect knowledge. John 18:2-9.—Homiletic Quarterly, vol. He must be glorified through suffering. And I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known, that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them. The first view of the Father which the Cross presents to the mind is His holiness, His unutterable holiness. and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. Glorify thy Son; by sustaining him in his coming trials, and showing that he is indeed the Messiah. III. This eternal love of the Father, resting first on Christ, is by His Spirit imparted to and takes up its permanent abode in all that believe in Him; and "He abiding in them, and they in Him" (John 15:5), they are "one Spirit." It is indeed eternal life, and it is thy office-character, to give it, to know Jehovah, the only true God ; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and Jesus Christ, whom Jehovah hath sent. 17:1 These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven 1, he said, Father, the hour is come 2; glorify thy Son, that the son may glorify thee 3: . Sitting loose to all these, let us nevertheless-planting our foot upon such a prayer as this-rest perfectly assured that He of Whom the Lord Jesus promised that He should "bring all things to their remembrance, whatsoever He had spoken to them," has so guided the sacred penman in the reproduction of this prayer that we have it not only in the substance and spirit of it, but in the form also in which it was poured forth in the upper room. The pathos and the sorrow are soon to deepen into the immediate agonies of Gethsemane and the crucifixion; the triumphal tone is sustained by a prophetic recognition of the victory in the more distant future. John 2:4; John 7:6; John 7:8; John 7:30; John 8:20; John 12:23; John 12:27-28; John 12:31-32; John 13:1; John 13:31). "THOU IN ME," He says, "and I IN THEE" and again, "I in them, and they in US." The words âto heavenâ ought not to be taken to imply that he looked up to the sky, and must, therefore, have been in the open air. Christ spoke in John 17:3, as John quoted him. Genesis 11:8). âI,â âThou,â âTheeâMe,â âon earth,â âwith Thine own self.â (Comp. Perhaps no part of our Lord's words has been less understood, or more perverted, than the seventeenth chapter of St. John. But shall we not strive to shake these off, and "walk in the light as He is in the light"? [People commonly prayed standing with their arms raised above their head, looking “up” to heaven.] Faithful is it—for it came from all eternity, and it stretches on, unchanging, to eternity again. What hour? (John 17:17). II. ", These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven. What Jesus prays for is, that the Father would now withdraw the veil which had hitherto obscured to some, and concealed from others, the ‘glory’ belonging to the Son’s unity of relation to the Father, in order that that ‘glory’ of the Father Himself, which is the end of all existence, and which can be seen only in the Son, may thus shine forth in the sight of His creatures without any shadow to dim its brightness. He means that there is a mutual connection between the advancement of his glory and of the glory of his Father; for why is Christ manifested, but that he may lead us to the Father? 2. —Hitherto his glance had been horizontally directed upon his listening apostles; but now our Evangelist beholds him turn his eye upward, and recognizes that his spirit is with God. though thou hast given some Apostles, and some Prophets, and some Evangelists; and some Pastors and Teachers: yet the whole is for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry; for the edifying of the body of Christ. Is there not a tendency in some of the servants of Christ, jealous for soundness in the faith, to weigh all religious character in the scales of mere theological orthodoxy? John 11:41; Mark 7:34; Matthew 14:19. on StudyLight.org Test drive it and tell us about your experience. This love is said to be in them, just as Christ is said to be in them. -, that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known, that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them, And I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known, That the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them, I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it, Let the love wherewith thou hast loved me, be in them, and I in them. Luke 22:53 : "This is your hour and the power of darkness." Thus the third section of the prayer closes, its main burden having been that the whole Church of God, believers of every age and country, may be so brought to and kept in the unity of the Father and the Son that the glory of the Son in the Father may be theirs. Открыл... и открою. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. Here the Son of Man goes forward to receive the same. By this He reveals something of God’s deep-seated love and concern for those who have been chosen for the task of taking His truth to the world.. То есть, дабы возлюбил их во Мне, или, дабы любовь, которой Ты возлюбил Меня, перешла к ним. 17.) It is not enough that Christ has declared to them, but He must still declare--not indeed new truths, new essentials of salvation, but He conveys new impressions of truth to the mind; new aptitudes to receive, to appropriate, to exemplify and apply truth. 1. Heaven, though upward, is not the sky. He did an act which gives the free pardon of the King of kings to every offender; while, by the same act, He made the law honourable and sin detestable. Однако следует отметить фразу «Я в них». I. 1. This, we think, is one of the most remarkable features in the phraseology of this chapter; and as it has a most important bearing on the subject of the foregoing Remark-the inspiration attaching to the language-so it is in singular harmony with our Lord's manner of speaking on other occasions (see the note at John 3:7, and Remark 3 at the close of that section; and at John 20:17). ‘Lifting up his eyes to heaven’. i., p. 70; R. C. Trench, Shipwrecks of Faith, p. 59. “I”--love and Christ come together. These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, Father glorify thy Son, that the Son may glorify thee. 1. The Father was to glorify the Son, that the Son might glorify the Father: the glory of the Father, and the blessedness of believers given with it, was the final goal. It is the mark by which the elect are made manifest (John 17:6). words = things; i.e. AS THE HIGHEST OBJECT FOR REVELATION. It amounted to a request for the reversal of the conditions that resulted in the Incarnation (cf. We are not insensible to the difficulty of explaining all the facts of the Biblical language, considering it as inspired; but let not this despoil us of what is beyond reasonable dispute, as illustrated by the language of this divine prayer. (5) Did Jesus yearn to "ascend up where He was before," and be "glorified beside the Father with the glory which He had along with Him before the world was"? Luther: "It is also to be observed in this text, how Christ ascribes it to Himself that He alone was the man through whom the Father must be glorified. This love is of a very peculiar sort. hast loved = lovedst. The future: I will make known, does not refer to the death of Jesus, as Weiss supposes, but, according to the preceding chapters (John 14:21; John 14:26, John 16:25), to the sending of the Holy Spirit and the entire work of Jesus in the Church after the day of Pentecost. On the meaning of ‘glorify’ compare what has been said at chap. The circumstantiality with which the prayer of our Lord is introduced bespeaks its high significance. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. ', That thy Son [also] may glorify thee - by a willing and absolute obedience unto death, even the death of the Cross, thus becoming a glorious Channel for the extension to a perishing world of Thine everlasting love. See 3:17 for a further discussion of ârealized eschatologyâ in the Fourth Gospel. for an holy jealousy, over the fold of Christ, in all the under pastors of the Church; to see and know that their commission is of God. Precious Lord Jesus! ", [Note: Carson, The Gospel . 2 Corinthians 13:5. Christ did not die to make His Father loving, but because His Father is loving. In His spirit, the suffering was already past. It is better to preserve this connection by rendering the clause, And I made known Thy name unto them, and will make it known. And I have declared, [ egnoorisa (Greek #1107)] - 'I declared' or 'made known'. chaps. (3) Has Christ, in order to give eternal life to as many as the Father hath given Him, obtained from the Father "power over all flesh"? John 17:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. And in this consummation does this intercession most fitly end. He undoubtedly did not have his pencil in hand; but the memory is proportionate to the attention and the attention to the interest; now must not that of John have been excited to the highest degree? H. Evans, Thursday Penny Pulpit, vol. Choose a verse from 'John 6' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. And I in them. Father, the hour is come. What a commentary on those apostolic words, "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." The hour of hours; the hour with a view to which all the purposes of grace from everlasting were fixed; the hour with a view to which all the scaffolding of the ancient economy was erected; the hour with a view to which He had come into the world, and been set apart by circumcision and baptism and the descent of the Spirit; the hour with a view to which He had lived and worked and taught and prayed; the hour for which Heaven, for the ends of Grace, and Earth and Hell, to defeat those ends, were waiting alike with eager hope: that hour was now "come" - virtually come, all but come-`All things,' Father, 'are now ready. O to have been within hearing of such a prayer as that must have been, which wound up the whole of His past ministry and formed the point of transition to the dark scenes which immediately followed! "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said. “No man cometh unto the Father but by Me.” He that knows not Christ knows not the Father. He, therefore, holds out an example to teachers, not to employ themselves only in sowing the word, but, by mingling their prayers with it, to implore the assistance of God, that his blessing may render their labor fruitful. And I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them. As for this Prayer, had it not been recorded, what reverential reader would not have exclaimed. But He had not that narrow and distant and cold view of prayer which some even true Christians have, as if it was designed for nothing else but to express petitions for benefits needed, promised, expected. That they that have the name of God, his nature, and will, savingly declared to them, do not stand in need of any farther declarations and discoveries of God's nature and will to be made unto them: I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, I have declared unto them thy name, etc. John 17:5; John 17:11; John 17:21; John 17:24-25). Choose a verse from 'John 19' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org Jesus requested God"s help (i.e, grace) in His sufferings, His sacrificial death, His resurrection, and His ascension. Moreover, it is not impossible that, at an inconsiderable remove of time from that evening, John should have felt the need of committing to writing what he recalled to mind of these last conversations and this prayer. 3. May be in them—Love from God resting upon them, and to God dwelling in them. Yes! Home > Study Desk. - "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground" (Exodus 3:5); yet encouraged by the assurance of Him that uttered it, that the Comforter "shall glory Him-receiving of His, and showing it unto us. His three petitions—that for His personal glorification, that for the consecration of His apostles and that for the glorification of the Church, are indeed the sentiments which must have filled His soul in view of the blow which was about to put an end to His earthly activity. Lifting up the eyes to heaven indicated prayer, as did Jesus" words (cf. The key to the thought is in the presence of the Spirit, who shall guide into all truth (John 16:26). (Witham). Thus the antithesis is between all men, good and bad, on the one hand, and himself in conjunction with the Father on the other. This transfusion of love can only be accomplished through a manifestation of the Divine character. âOur Father,â in the prayer taught to the disciples, and âHoly Fatherâ and âRighteous Fatherâ in John 17:11; John 17:25. , , “Father,” the simplest and most intimate form of address, cf.John 11:41, John 12:27. “Thou hast loved Me from the foundation of the world” (Proverbs 8:22; Pro_8:31). And built a city.] I have declared unto them thy name, etc. But they find in certain passages—in John 17:3 for example— the proof that the disciple has reproduced the thoughts of the Master after his own fashion. John 2:4, John 7:30, John 8:20, John 13:32). From it cannot be argued that they were in the open air. Every man is a sinner, and every sinner dies. Through Him they and all believers receive the spirit of adoption, and cry, as He cried, âAbba, Father.â For the thought of the hour, comp. I have declared to them thy name — Thy new, best name of love; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me - That thou and thy love, and I and my love, may be in them - That they may love me with that love. would naturally, but not necessarily, imply that he was under the open sky. And I have declared — I made known or communicated. Philippians 2:6-11). My soul!  To be "in Christ" is everything with regard to salvation. It is more than that God may love the disciples, even as He loved the Son; it is that they may so know the nature of God that this love may be in them, dwelling in them as the principle of their life. The unlearned desire nothing. Ïá½±Ï; and cf. “And will declare it.” As if, though they knew the Father, there was far more to know. The phrase to heaven would naturally, but not necessarily, imply that he was under the open sky. And lest this should seem an overstrained exposition of the mind of Christ in John 17:22, the words which follow seem almost to go beyond it - "I in them, and thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me:" and the prayer dies away with the expression of the means He had taken and should continue to take, in order "that the love wherewith Thou hast loved Me (says He) may be in them, and I in them." even through the triumphant passages both of the valedictory and the prayer. (See under John 17:3 and John 17:11.) That we need spiritual illumination from above, not only at our first conversion, but through the whole progress of our spiritual life. So begins the second half of Johnâs Gospel. gnorizo. J. Vaughan, Fifty Sermons, 2nd series, p. 120. This alone can adequately explain the apostolic preference for "Jesus Christ," as used so many times in the New Testament. But the idea, "that Thy Son also may glorify Thee," could not remain in this generality. But in the end it was through the cross and resurrection that Jesus would be glorified and vindicated and would bring great glory on the Father, for there on the cross, and through His resurrection, would be carried out the plan which had been laid in eternity for the redemption of His people (Ephesians 1:4-8; 2 Timothy 1:9). Nor need we commit ourselves to the many rash and at least dubious theories, by which it has been sought to explain and reconcile acknowledged difficulties on this subject. 14;) third, his parting address of prediction, warning, and consolation, (chap. made known. Moral reformation consists in the transfusion of Divine love into souls. It is an everlasting love. Going from them, to be yet with them; not to be with them only as a Person without, but as a power within. But did not the Father, you will say, know that? This prayer for the church will yet be fully answered; and he who loves the church and the world cannot but cast his eyes onward to that time when all believers shall be one; when contentions, bigotry, strife, and anger shall cease; and when, in perpetual union and love, Christians shall show forth the power and purity of that holy gospel with which the Saviour came to bless mankind. The transition from ‘Thy Son’ to ‘the Son’ is worthy of notice, the former including an appeal to personal relationship, the latter bringing especially into view the work by which Jesus ‘declares’ the Father (comp. to prefer rounded but cold accuracy of knowledge to the rudimental simplicity of a babe in Christ? Its object, indeed, will be Jesus living in them, His holy image reproduced in their person. God’s love to Christ was enlightened, and His conduct towards Him was regulated with a view to the office He was to sustain, and He allowed Him to pass through scenes of pain, poverty, temptation. After all that, Jesus begins to pray. The first steps in the spiritual lessons had been taken, but in His Presence in the Paraclete He will guide them into all truth, and make known to hearts quickened to receive it, the love of God which passeth knowledge.
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