Begin from Scratch
How many of us have worked on a project, over and over again, until we finally decide it is best to start from scratch? That could be what Jesus has in mind for all of us. We need to ditch our spiritual credentials (John 3:1-2; Phil 3:4-9), admit our spiritual blindness to put ourselves in a position to see (John 9:39-41), or simply be born again (John 3:3).
Of course, being born again is rather radical (John 3:4)…far more than obeying certain rules, dietary restrictions or ritual observances… it is a deep, inner Spirit thing (John 3:5-8). But when we are born again, we begin to see the good things of God in all things (Romans 8:28).