Abide Bible – Day 19 in The Gospel of John

January 28, 2021
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Day 19

In today’s video, we engage with Rembrandt’s painting The Descent from the Cross (1634). In the painting, the individual who stands in the foreground watching Jesus’ body being lowered from the cross has been said to be Nicodemus.

Nicodemus is a recurring character in John’s Gospel, first occurring in chapter 3 and appearing at various junctures (chapters 7, 12, and 19). The Pharisee who was a member of the Jewish ruling council serves as an example of a seeker of religious truths, someone who is blind at first but moves toward belief.

In this way, we can identify ourselves or others we know as a type of Nicodemus. He moved from the cover of darkness, to publicly acknowledging an open-mindedness to who Christ was, and finally to a public expression of love of Jesus. Similarly, we all began “in the dark” as Nicodemus did in John 3. But hopefully we didn’t stop there. Just as Nicodemus, we must be persistent in seeking answers to our questions and curiosities, continuing in the pilgrimage toward a full and proper faith in Jesus.

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Jesus died for my sin. He paid my sin debt, descending into the pit for me. Not just for me but for every person who lives and has lived on this planet.

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