Have you wondered why some people, even family and/or friends do not appreciate the things God has shown you in His word? Why are they not convicted like you about God and godliness? What would happen if you confronted them about Jesus Christ, coming judgment, and living a “following Christ” life? Would they accept you as a messenger of God’s word and echo your faith in Him; or would they reject your words and hate you.
What is the difference? You have hearing ears and seeing eyes – they do not. It is only by God’s free grace that we are given spiritual ears and eyes to hear and see the things of God. You received natural hearing and vision at your first birth; you receive spiritual hearing and vision at your second birth. Spiritual hearing and sight are much more important than physical. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14). Don’t be frustrated by people rejecting truth and wisdom, no matter how well you present it. Jesus and Paul met with the same response. The religious leaders of the Jews crucified Jesus, and they chased Paul around the Roman Empire until he was beheaded.
It’s like common sense; not everyone can comprehend what it means to have it and many that think they have it sure don’t live like they have it. This “spiritual sense” is more elusive to folks than even common sense.. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good (Ps 14:1). So, if you can hear or see the things of God today, give Him thanks, and run in the direction of that conviction, today! If you fear you are not born again, your duty is the same. Run to the Lord Jesus Christ, own Him as your Sovereign and only Hope, obey Him and pray for Him to lead you to others that have been born again.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God (Ps 14:2). Don’t be a natural born fool… but be born again in the Spirit and be saved!