"If I hadn't come and told them all this in plain language, it wouldn't be so bad. As it is, they have no excuse. Hate me, hate my Father-it's all the same. If I hadn't done what I have done among them, works no one has ever done, they wouldn't be to blame. But they saw the God-signs and hated anyway, both me and my Father. Interesting-they have verified the truth of their own Scriptures where it is written, 'They hated me for no good reason."' JOHN 15:22-25
Why do some, when confronted with the best, choose the worst? Why do people reject God in Christ? For the person who wants to do things his or her own way, who wants to live in unrestricted selfishness and unlimited pride, Jesus is bad news.
What Scripture does Jesus quote?
Lord, what you put up with from me! You patiently wait through my rebellion, my hate, my rejection-until all the energies of my sin are spent, and then receive me in love, graciously and lovingly. Thank you. Amen.