142. “You are ready to kill me because you have no room for my word” (John 8:37).
Is that what we are doing when we reject Jesus’ teaching or disobey His commands? Are we ready to kill Him? In fact, it is our sin that necessitated His death so, in some manner, our continued sin seems to be a choice for His death. No, that is not our intent, but when you understand life through a Christ-centered worldview, you see the seriousness of sin. And such knowledge would likely make us want to be more focused on a righteous path. After all, that’s the path He died to open for us. How could we choose another?