#17 Teachable in the New
Posted: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony.
If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
John 3:9-11 NASB
The “old” feels like security. The familiar is unchallenging…the unknown, terrifying in its uncertainty. The extent to which believing Jews had to let go of the old is beyond our ability to understand. That hundreds and thousands did so is proof of the Holy Spirit’s power to reveal the NEW.
Apparently Nicodemus was teachable in the NEW. In the end, he was the one who asked for Jesus’ body…