47 and if any one may hear my sayings, and not believe, I — I do not judge him, for I came not that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world. 48 ‘He who is rejecting me, and not receiving my sayings, hath one who is judging him, the word that I spake, that will judge him in the last day, (Joh 12:47-48 YLT)
Jesus is worthy of obedience and demands it clearly. He who ignores His commands will be judged by them. The Word resonates deep in the heart of a man, teaching him how to obey His sayings. While defiance merits death, submission quickens a man to love God with all his heart, soul, and mind, leading to life everlasting. By grace a man is sanctified, allowing him to delve deeper into obedience by faith.