3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
I like how Ellicott’s Commentary describes this passage: The condition of the spiritual vision which can see this kingdom is spiritual life, and this life is dependent on being born anew.
This passage is not past or future tense; in fact, it’s very clearly present tense. What are the implications of this? That means that the Kingdom of God is not someplace far off or in some time in the future. It means that we can very much experience and see the Kingdom now, should we be born anew. Broken things, relationships can be restored in Jesus’ Kingdom. Healing can happen both physically and spiritually! We can find true peace in God and with each other. If only the world saw that this Kingdom is here… This is news too good to keep to ourselves; surely the world in its current state needs to hear. That is why we who know, need to make known that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord of All. Lord, open the eyes of the hearts of those who need to see you. That they may see that the Kingdom is already here and that they can truly begin to see and live.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Be still and allow the presence of Jesus to bring you rest right now.