I really like Nicodemus.
It doesn’t make me mad that he went to see Jesus secretly. I can only imagine the fear of the religious leaders people might have had who believed in Jesus. Nicodemus was one of the leaders. I’m sure they would have been even harder on him.
But he truly believed that Jesus came from God because of the works Jesus did. Many saw those works, didn’t want to accept the truth, and just let it roll over them.
Nicodemus didn’t understand what Jesus said, but he pushed on, asking questions. I believe he wanted to know the true things of God.
Jesus spoke roughly to him it seems, but from later Scripture, we know that Nicodemus held on to faith in Jesus.
Nicodemus wanted to know the truth, he sought it out, and Jesus knew what Nicodemus needed to hear to bring him into faith.
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13 NLT
Father God, teach me what I need to know to grow stronger as your follower.