January 11

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 15-16; Job 18:1-19:29; Matt. 8:28-9:17

You must be born again. John 3:7
Who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:13

The new birth does not come through parents (“not of blood“), nor does it come through desire (“the will of the flesh“), nor does it come through determination (“the will of man“). The issue is, have you put your faith in Christ? Have you been born of God? Have you been born from above? Apart from this you will never enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3). Believe on Christ now, tomorrow may be too late. —W. Ross Rainey

Children of men, attend to the word,
So solemnly uttered by Jesus the Lord;
And let not this message to you be in vain,
“Ye must be born again.”—William T. Sleeper