The scripture references below go with today’s post of A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
John 3:19-21 (You cannot know who hates the light until there is a light. The more the light, the more the hate – and love – it draws.)
John 11:49-52 (The children of God existed throughout the world in embryonic form. The proclamation of the Christ would draw them out and make them manifest to the world.)
Luke 2:34-35 (The truth about the hearts of human beings is revealed in their reaction to God’s messengers – most notably, the Messiah.)
Romans 11:1-5 (God knows ahead of time who is going to believe in His messenger – even when His messengers don’t.)
Acts 16:14 (Because Lydia’s heart was inclined toward God, He was able to give her the grace to respond to Paul’s message.)
If you are familiar with the Bible, or if you want to hear more from it, you may want to read one of my other blogs: A Bible Reader’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.
Any quotations of Scripture are taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted.