143. “If you were Abraham’s children…” (John 8:39).
Who do you claim to be? Sometimes the identity we want and the identity we’re truly living don’t connect. We want to be viewed as one with integrity, but we struggle not to cut corners. We want to be viewed as a good husband, father, or boss, but our selfish tendencies keep us from such an epitaph. Jesus shows these Jews that claiming to be Abraham’s children means little if they don’t live like they are connected to Him. In the same way, our claims ring hollow if they are not backed up by the choices we make each day.