Nicodemus - July 21, 2022

“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NCV). Nicodemus has never heard such words. Could God be so generous?

Note how God liberates the legalist. Like a master farmer, he shoveled away the crusty soil until a moist, fertile spot was found. And there he planted a seed, a seed of grace. Did it bear fruit? John 19:39 and 42 says, “Nicodemus, who earlier had come to Jesus at night, went with Joseph. The men laid Jesus in that tomb.”

The one who’d crept through the shadows to meet Jesus now comes to the cross to serve Jesus. And the one who’d received the seed of grace now plants the greatest seed of all—the seed of eternal life.