“1There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“More Than What You Bargained For”
Coming to Jesus by night, this educated, well-bred ruler comes seeking for answers. I’m sure it was not easy for him to acknowledge that his knowledge base was nothing compared to the Master. Nicodemus recognizes Jesus as the authority and submits to Him his heart. Jesus spends no time in imparting to him Words of Life. As the conversation progresses Jesus questions Nicodemus’ motives knowing that as a ruler of the Jews he would have done his homework. Jesus ends up giving Nicodemus the reasons for His coming… “For God Soloved the World…” Receiving more than what he bargain for in this visit by night.
It is not easy for those who have some knowledge to ‘acknowledge that there is still more to be learned. Submission is an educators greatest challenge. Allow for meekness to quicken your mind and give you grace to receive the impartation of wisdom. As you sit awaiting knowledge that will expand your known world in educating our children, it is important to recognize that you will receive more than what you bargained for, if you are willing. Nicodemus was willing. Your revelation may lead to someone else’s understanding. The reason why you’ve come searching for answers, the reason why others look to you for wisdom.