Daily Insight July 15
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,
“All people are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.” 1st Peter 1:23-25.
One of the benefits of the salvation that God planned eternally, implemented and perfected by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, and illuminated and convinced by the Holy Spirit, is your new birth.
Jesus said to Nicodemus, who came to talk to Jesus this cardinal statement, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” In short, to become a member of God’s household and all great blessings he has for you, You must be born again. Nicodemus asked Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus also said to him, “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3).
The new birth or birthing into God’s household or kingdom as His child is a mystery. You cannot see it is happening like the birth of a newborn in physical terms like you won’t know where the wind comes from and where it goes. You hear the sound of it and do not really how it happens.
Our today’s insight says that rebirth happens not of perishable seed, but it is the result of an imperishable seed. A perishable seed gives birth, as we know in the agricultural world. However, an imperishable seed gives birth to you, allowing you to born again into God’s family as His child. What is that imperishable seed? It says the imperishable seed is the living and enduring Word of God. It continues to say that all people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. What happens to grass and the flowers? It sprouts gloriously, and then it dies out or falls off. The reason is that all people, grass, and flowers are born by perishable seed. It cannot live forever or endure for long.
Beloved, however, when your rebirth happens, it is caused by the Word of God that lasts forever. In other words, the Word of God endures forever. It never dies out or falls off. God never dies and falls off, and His Word never dies out or fall off. And you are born again by the Word of God, which lasts forever and ever as God endures forever and ever.
Then it says, this is the Word that is preached to you. When I talk to you now God’s salvation, it is the eternal, everlasting, and ever-enduring Word that you are listening to or reading. And it is the preaching of eternal Word or the Gospel that comes to your ears. Holy Spirit bids you accept the Word because it is one hundred percent true and powerful to save you forever by forgiving your sins and mistakes, cleansing, and granting everlasting life in heaven with God.
The Word of the Gospel is good news. It is the good news that Jesus died, buried, and rose again victoriously for your sins. If you accept Him now as your savior, you will be forgiven, saved, and granted eternal life. It is the Word that is being preached to you. The word of the Gospel is this – “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13. It does not matter who you are. You may be a ‘reputable’ person or a ‘nobody’. With no partiality, God promises, “Everyone” who calls on Jesus Christ will be saved.
Would you accept the eternal Word of God that gives you new-birth into God’s family now by accepting Christ as your savior? “Father in heaven, I know my re-birth into your kingdom and entrance into heaven is caused by the imperishable and enduring Word of God. I accept your Word- the Gospel which is the good ones that Jesus died for my sins, buried and rose again. I accept the offer of salvation by inviting Jesus into my life. I thank you for saving me now. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”