“The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18)
In failing to justify Himself before men, Jesus justified us before God.
Lord Jesus, your great love for me puts my love for You to shame. Please give me a renewed sense of purpose as I seek You more consistently, receive your fresh word, and really take it to heart. Lord, don’t let me just go through the motions.