Rather than being upset that we have no control, perhaps we should be thankful that God is fully in control, and we are safe in His love.
How does God spread His kingdom? I don’t know. I just know that it is like the wind blowing and we can see and hear the effects (John 3). Those effects are because God has worked, and therein we should shout for joy!
Jesus is saying, “This is what I do.”
Jesus provides this parable for us to remind us to just do our job and be assured that God will do His!
It takes nothing less the VOICE of the Son of God!
Those who are born of the Spirit of God have a sense of their sin and are sick of it. They desire to be healed.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: for thou hast had … Continue reading Jesus Knows
If Nicodemus does not understand depravity, why would he be looking for themes of restoration by mercy and grace?
Before we are born again, we are only natural creatures operating with natural understanding. We cannot understand spiritual things.
If we were true to the understanding of our own depraved nature separate from the grace of God, we would only rejoice in this sovereign act of God! He did what we CANNOT do!