18:37, “…I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”
I find that statement absolutely fascinating!
There is soil that is just plain ready to receive the seed. (Matt. 13:23)
There are sheep who hear the shepherds voice and follow it. (John 10:3)
There are those that have ears to hear about Christ. (Matt 11:15)
I am one that believes man has free will, but there are scriptures that stump me in this thinking.
“no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Matt. 11:27)
Why is it that some are naturally “on the side of truth” and when they hear it, they receive it? Yet others are hardened to it. When they hear it, they don’t recognize it.
Matt 11:25 says it was for God’s “good pleasure”. 🤔