Not Understood, Can’t Understand

Re:Verse reading–John 3:1-21 (day four)

Nicodemus could not understand redemption.  It made no sense to him.  He had seen the miracles that Jesus had done and he had seen the changed lives as a result of Jesus’ work, but he would not accept by faith that Jesus was the messiah.  Jesus explained that until Nicodemus accepted, by faith, that only by God’s grace could he receive redemption, he would be incapable of understanding.

No one knows where the wind originates or where the wind is going.  We can see the effects of the wind and know it is there.  Likewise, we can see the result of a changed life through the power of Christ.  We can know that redemption is real by simply observing its fruit.  Like Nicodemus, we must exercise faith before we can receive redemption.  Redemption is not just a rational decision we make based on facts.  It is understood and received by faith alone.

Redemption is real…look around and observe the results of God’s work and provision!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Not Understood, Can’t Understand”

  1. Good reminder, “Redemption is not just a rational decision we make based on facts. It is understood and received by faith alone.”

    Wherever God is present, a life is saved. There is a new life or a new beginning. I am convinced.

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