Most assuredly, I am saying to you, If anyone keeps my word, death he will never, positively not, look at with interest and attention. John 8:51 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Jesus does not want us to place our interest and attention on death, destruction and mayhem that may be taking place all around us. This is why he made this statement in The Word. He knows that if we place our focus there it will affect our faith. This is the same reason God the Father and Jesus don’t want us focusing on and talking about sin. Whether it be the sin of other believers or unbelievers, God the Father does not want us thinking about it and talking about it. Why? Because He is not thinking about it nor talking about it. He has put our sins and the sins of the whole world away when Jesus took away the sins of the whole world on the Cross. Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.
God made Him(Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Berean Study Bible
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29 KJV
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12 KJV
Again God knows that if you focus on sin and death it will affect your faith. If you sit up and feed on the news about how people are being shot and killed as sad as that is, it will create thoughts of fear for the same. God expects and has provided LIFE for us through Christ Jesus. We are to have and walk and live in FAITH FOR LIFE!!!!
“But a thief does not come except to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have whatever is abundant.” John 10:10 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Look at another version here.
A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need. John 10:10 God’s Word Translation
He does not want you thinking thoughts of death, destruction or lack. That belongs to the devil, the world and is a part of the curse which you as a believer ARE REDEEMED FROM. He wants you thinking like He Himself is thinking. What is the Father thinking when it comes to you His child.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Thoughts of peace. That word peace in that scripture is actually the Hebrew word shalom. Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. THAT IS LIFE!!! Poppa desires and has provided for you to have FAITH FOR LIFE!!! Jesus has come that you may HAVE LIFE and then have it in super abundance. What does that mean? It means you have so much life you have life to give away to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse diseased people. He has given you this life freely by His GRACE. Freely you have received so freely give!
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!