Born Again (Psalms 119:176)

During the 1970’s, a phrase swept through the media.

Born again.

Even Presidential candidate, Jimmy Carter, used the term to describe himself. The phrase gained popularity particularly amongst evangelical Christians. It is partly based upon this Bible verse when Jesus Christ was meeting with Nicodemus, a leader of the Pharisees. Although learned in the Scriptures, Nicodemus failed to understand that to enter the Kingdom of God was not about following rules and traditions, it was about being reborn from within through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. 

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 

John 3:3 (NLT)

The phrase is still used but not with its past frequency. Even the mainstream media has forgotten this phrase which is a shame since it very accurately depicts the transformation and  spiritual rebirth that we undergo when we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Perhaps it is time we revisit this.

I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands. 

Psalms 119:176 (NLT)

If you are a Christian believer, we should boldly proclaim our new life in Jesus Christ. We are born again, not doomed to perish in our wasteland of sin. Our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, searched for us and redeemed us from this lost fate with His own death and resurrection. We are born again to live the fulfilled life that God created us to experience. 

Praise God for His love, grace, and mercy!

Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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