Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:23, NKJV).
There are various ways the New Testament describes salvation. Salvation means to be saved, to be justified, to be redeemed, or to be born again (as in our text). Peter describes the new birth as taking place through the Word of God. When we read such great texts as John 3:16 and believe what it says, we are born again. Peter describes the Word of God as a seed. The seeds we use to plant a garden will become corrupted over time. They will not germinate. The Word of God found in the Bible is like a seed, but one that will never lose its power. It is a seed which lives and abides forever.
Therefore, when you read and believe a text such as John 3:16 or Acts 16:30-31, you are reborn into the Kingdom of God. The revealed truths of God found in Scripture were valid in the first century, and they are in force in the 21st century. As Jesus said, “my words shall not pass away” (Matt. 24:35).
What must I do to be saved? It’s not complicated. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” That is God’s promise to you. It is a promise that will never fail.
Father in heaven, how I thank You for making salvation so simple and straightforward. You call upon me to believe in Your Son with the promise that I am born again when I believe. Praise be unto Your most holy name. I do believe, and I pray in His name, Amen.