Day 5 John 3:1-18
Today’s reading is John 3:1-18
Wow. This is a mega packed reading!! I need some help with getting all the observations for these verses as I am only going to pick a few. Please, jump in and share your observations and application for today’s reading.
Verse 3. Nicodemus is visiting Jesus. Jesus tells him, “unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God. “
Question: What did Jesus mean by this?
Verse 8. Jesus is comparing the work of the Holy Spirit to the wind.
Question: Can someone give us an example of how the Holy Spirit is like the wind?
Verse 14. Jesus is referencing when Moses (see Numbers 21:8-9) lifted up the bronze snake on a pole. The people who received snakebites were doomed to die. The people could be healed instantly by looking to the elevated snake pole and believing they could be healed. Similarly, our salvation happens instantly when we look to Jesus and believe He can save us. We don’t earn it. It isn’t a process, we look to Him and believe and He saves us. (I used my Bible reference for this as well as a previous message I heard about salvation.)
Question: Do you believe that salvation is given instantly, without doing church stuff (attendance, financial gifts, volunteering, ect) to earn it?
Verse 16. An awesome verse.
Question: What one word sticks out to you in this verse and why?
Verse 17. Hallelujah!!! Again, I’m gonna say, HALLELUJAH!! If you don’t like this verse, my dear readers, you are in the wrong study, just say’n!! J
I am eternally saved. I am eternally grateful. I want to live that way. I desire to share that with others.
Dear Lord, thank you for today and unpacking in detail this wonderful truth. I’ve heard these verses many times, I saw them in a fresh, new way this morning. I love that about your Word, we can continue to receive new truth each time with turn to it. It never get old, boring or predictable.