A DEMANDING DECISION

John 6:53-58

And He said, “Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.” John 6:65

Each of us has questions we would like to ask God, and He welcomes each one. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, had never heard anything to equal the teachings of Jesus. Questions filled his mind even though he was a known scholar of the Law of Moses. Nicodemus’s confusion rested in the fact that he had not yet received the real truth of God.

You may wonder if you will be able to discern God’s message when it comes. But because of the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit in our world, confusion is not likely. God woos each of us. He knows what it takes to draw you to Himself. While the ultimate decision to follow Christ is yours to make, God has an unmistakable way of making Himself known to the human heart.

When Nicodemus first heard Jesus, he did not have the spiritual aptitude to understand the deeper truths of God. Still, his heart’s desire was to know truth. Like many today, Nicodemus could sing the hymns, but the words had little meaning beyond Jewish tradition.

After His death, Nicodemus was one of only two men who claimed Christ’s body for burial. He did that at great personal risk. More than likely, after his display of devotion to Jesus, Nicodemus lost his position as a teacher of the law. Living in devotion Christ demands a decision. Nicodemus made his.

If you have already made your decision, ask God to give you a desire to help others make theirs.

Lord, give me the desire to help others make a decision for You.

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