Who was Nicodemus?
Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin. Nicodemus was mentioned three times in the gospel;
- “Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemuswho was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” (John 3: 1 – 2)
- “Nicodemus,who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, “Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?” (John 7: 50 – 51)
- “He was accompanied by Nicodemus,the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.” (John 19:39)
Upon reading these three excerpts, one may realise that Nicodemus used to visit Jesus at night, to learn.
Why encounter Him?
As we find in the book of Deuteronomy (4:29);
“But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”
Thus, if we search for Him with all our heart and all our souls, we will start encountering Jesus, for the betterment of ourselves;
“From my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a large place. The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6)
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