Bouncing Things Off God
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?”
Today’s Morsel: Every now and then I like to bounce major decisions or things about scripture off my wife or my pastor just to see what they think about it. It can be just to see where they stand, what they think that it means, or what I should do. The Bible even tells us that in the multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6). To me, that is what Nicodemus is doing when he comes to Jesus by night. He is bouncing what he thinks off Jesus to see if he can get a clearer understanding. He already knows that Jesus came from God. So what better person to ask spiritual questions to then God Himself? David did. And once he was told to pursue and the other time he was told to wait. When is the last time you bounced something off God? You just might want to ask Him what He thinks before you say, “I do” or sign that contract. Ask God, He always has an answer for you.
Sing: Let us have a little talk with Jesus, tell Him all about our troubles, He will hear our faintest cry, He will answer by and by. When you feel a little prayer wheel turning, you know a little fire is burning. You find a little talk with Jesus makes it right.
Thought For Today: Always bounce your major issues off Jesus (Parker)