Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of a Bible character? B.J. Richardson puts himself in the shoes of Nicodemus in this highly inspirational post. When like Nicodemus, we encounter Jesus, we get far more than we expect or bargain for.
There was a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi,” he said, “we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.” (John 3:1-2)
Daily Bible Reading: Leviticus 7:1 – 8:36
Relate: I like Nicodemus. He’s my kind of guy. First off, his name is both idealistic and pragmatic at the same time. It means “victory of the people” which shows that his parents (or himself if it is an adopted name) had a zealot streak longing to become free from Roman oppression. Yet Nicodemus is a Greek name (Nike = victory, Demos = people) so they or he recognized that to truly engage the world, there had to be some concessions with a thoroughly Hellenized society beyond and within Israel’s borders. And engage…
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