“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” (I Pet.1: 23).We are prone to think of death as following birth. People are born to live their lives and then die.
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This new birth is a spiritual matter, necessitated by the fact that by nature men are “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2:1). Thus believers are not born again in the same way as they were first born, but are born again — given new life, by believing the Word of God.
God’s Word, in this passage, is called “incorruptible seed”— seed that cannot die. Once the Word takes root in one’s heart, once it is believed and received, it never dies, but produces “everlasting life”.
“The Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you” (Verse 25).
The Word of God takes root in one’s heart only as one believes the gospel, the good news, about Christ’s redemptive work. Peter himself proclaims this wonderful gospel: “…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ…”(IPet.1:18,19).
“Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree…” (IPet.2:24).
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…” (IPet.3:18).
BY BELIEVING THIS GOOD NEWS, DEAD SINNERS ARE “BORN AGAIN”.
"From Death To Birth" is taken from the devotional email entitled "From Death To Birth" I received from Berean Bible Society. I claim no credit to this post. Just want to share this wonderful devotional to those who can read it. Be blessed!