44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”
What Jesus Shouts!
So Jesus says that he did not come to judge the world. However, his words bring judgment. The world has to make a choice and Jesus has made it clear. To accept Jesus’ testimony is to accept and be accepted by the Father. To reject Jesus’ testimony is to reject and be rejected by the Father. Many people today put off the decision or walk gladly into the darkness. People today still love darkness. They can be saved, but they don’t want to be saved.
There are at least two reasons people don’t want to be saved. One is that they do not know what they need saving from. The other is that they do not know what they need saving to. Christians often miss this point. We are saved from God’s judgment against darkness in this passage. We are saved too eternal life. What is the life God wants you to live?
What is the life God wants you to live?