I Tell You The Truth

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” (John 3:1–3, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “In reply Jesus declared.” Not what you’d expect. He usually didn’t. Of course, He came from God. He knew that. The point of the miraculous signs was so that others might know it too. Once that is acknowledged (believe who He is), no need to linger on it. He cuts to the chase (receive what you need from Him). “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12–13, NIV 1984). Born again.

My Advice – Jesus should not have to preface His remarks with “I tell you the truth” for us to believe what He tells us. If He tells us we need to be born again, we need to find out what that means and act on it. See my musings on “The Born Again Experience.”

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