Nicodemus came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
Jesus gave him this answer: “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again” (John 3:2-3).
This wasn’t the answer Nicodemus had been looking for. it wasn’t the answer he was expecting. It was the answer he needed – “You must be born again” (John 3:7).
The new birth – this is the restoration of soul of which the psalmist speaks.
Through the new birth, the believer
– becomes a child of God (John 1:12);
– becomes a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17);
– receives the life of God (2 Peter 1:4);
– shares Christ’s victory over sin (1 John 3:9; 1 John 5:4,18).
This is a truly amazing restoration of the soul.
Have you been born again?
Has Jesus, the Good Shepherd, restored your soul?