Friday, November 25, 2016

So Loved

John 3:9-17  Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?"  Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?  Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.  If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?  No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."

Personal Observations.....

1.  Jesus: God flooded the world with water to destroy it, then sent living water to save it.
2.  It's okay to question when you don't understand.
3.  Jesus questions how Nicodemus came to teach the covenant people of God and didn't learn something so relevant before beginning.
4.  Nicodemus would have seen/heard things he didn't understand and didn't get the significance of them in relation to Scriptures he would have been teaching.
5.  When God created He did it through Jesus and through Jesus what He created would be saved.

Father, I can not for even a fleeting moment pretend to understand all that means from Your perspective, I can only think about what You are revealing to me and stirring in my heart.  Help me to not only know what You have said and to remember what You are showing me but also apply it in the way You intend for me to use it.  You never want us to just be hearers, but You call us to be doers also.  Your truth is meant to make a difference in how we live, think, and act.  Guide my steps and thoughts, brand Your truth deeply on my heart, and give me the strength to make a difference for You.  Amen

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