Will you lay down your life for My sake? John 13:38
Jesus responds to Peter's claims with this question. Will you? Then He exposed Peter by foretelling the disciple's coming denial. Why did He do that? Jesus requires more than being willing to die for Him. He requires death to self. This is where Peter was fooling himself. Over the next few days, Jesus taught him a painful, yet powerful lesson.
Will you …
Surrender is always an act of will. He could make make us, but He doesn't.
Lay down your life…
Give up your right of self-determination
Give up your agenda
For My sake…
You're not throwing your life away, you're offering it as an act of worship
Is Christ worth it?
Does He deserve all that we are, all that we have?
He asks, "Will you give up this pretense of following Me?"