Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
by: Gabrielle Watt.
Today we have yet another reminder that being a follower of Christ means that our lives are not going to be easy. In this passage, Jesus predicted His death—pointing out that in order for us to live, it was necessary for Him to die. Just as Jesus had to die in order for His followers to have eternal life, so we must let our old lives die so that we can live as new people and believers in Jesus. Letting go of old habits is one of the most difficult things a person can do. But it is crucial in order for us to grow in our walk with God. Are you holding on to any sinful habits? If you struggle to give them up, remember all that Jesus gave up for you.