“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” John 3:4
Nicodemus is a religious leader and a Pharisee. He doesn’t just read the Scriptures, he studies them, discusses them and meditates upon them. Jesus expects him to understand that he’s using a figure of speech to teach a spiritual reality. But Nicodemus comes to the Scriptures with preconceived ideas instead of with an expectant heart that God wants to speak to him through his Word. How open are we to hearing from God?