14 Days of Devotion - Day 6: The Master’s Plan

May 8th at sundown 

Today is day 42 of counting the Omer
Today is day 42 out of Egypt

Today is day 42 of Messiah resurrected
The Master’s Plan
John 3:1-5  
A Pharisee Comes Seeking Truth

1 Now there was a man, a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jewish people.
2 He came to Yeshua at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You, a teacher, have come from God. For no one can perform these signs which You do unless God is with Him!”
Yeshua answered him, “Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus said to Him. “He cannot enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born, can he?”
5 Yeshua answered, “Amen, amen I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."
Nicodemus was a man searching for answers. As a Pharisee, he had devoted his whole life to studying the Torah. When he heard of the things that Yeshua was doing, Nicodemus personally came to Yeshua at night and let it be known that he believed that Yeshua was from God. Yeshua, as he often did, turned the conversation on its head by being direct: you must be born again to see God. You must be born again so that you can live eternally in the presence of God instead of spending eternity outside of God’s presence. Yeshua went even further: not only did one have to be born again; this was part of God’s master plan from the beginning. Friends, this is a deep truth—the Father sent Yeshua not only so we could be born again, but also so we could have eternal and abundant life right now if we believe in Him! This is Good News that everyone needs to hear; let’s pray for opportunities to live this truth out and share it with others!

Lord, I want to hear from You like Nicodemus did. I want to know and live out Your master plan for my life. Help me to hear from You, to know You, to walk in Your footsteps, and to share Your Good News with the people I meet.
In Yeshua’s name, amen.