Nicodemus was an educated man who was not afraid to ask questions. He was curious about this “born again” thing, Jesus explained, but he still didn’t understand. So, “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?”
That pretty much sums it up. We will never understand heavenly things until we accept Jesus as Truth. He knows what’s up! “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.” So, we listen to what He has to say, and like Nicodemus, we ask what He means when we come across statements that are hard to understand.
“As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.” (John 3:9-15) Well, maybe not this verse. It’s meaning is clear. Believers are to give others the opportunity to believe and live. We are to lift up Jesus for others to see. Not ourselves and our deeds, but Him and His. It takes practice learning Heavenly Things.
May the Lord bless you beyond your imagination.