THURSDAY 28 April, 2016
A Change of Affairs
To bring about this change of affairs your servant Joab has done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of the angel of God, to know everything that is in the earth.” - 2 Samuel 14:20
Joabwanted to bring about an end to David’s separation with Absalom. He did not agree with how the king was handling the situation. So he took it upon himself to bring about a new change of affairs in the kingdom. It could be he had selfish motives; as he might gain a greater influence in the kingdom for himself.
A Pharisee named Nicodemus was a man of great influence being a ruler of the Jews. Yet, he did not understand what Jesus was speaking about when He said a man must be born again (John 3:3). These spiritual concepts were hard to understand. Without God’s spirit Nicodemus struggled to comprehend them, even though he was a religious leader and practiced the law; but natural man does not understand the things of God:
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14).
Once you have received Jesus as your Savior and asked for forgiveness of your sins, you become born again. You are given the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity; He will teach you spiritual things (John 14:26).
Any change of affairs in your life has to begin within your heart. God transforms a man’s heart, Ezekiel 36:26 says: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Do you need a change of heart today?
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