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Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin who visited Jesus at night (Jn 3:1–21) and supported Jesus in the Sanhedrin (Jn 7:50–51). He assisted Joseph of Arimathea in burying Jesus and provided “a mixture of myrrh and aloes weighing about one hundred pounds” (Jn 19:39).


Though an admirer of Jesus, Nicodemus was not bold to acknowledge that in public when Jesus was alive because of his self-interests. However, he changed his attitude later to defend Jesus in the Sanhedrin and to support Joseph of Arimathea in burying Jesus. Like the apostles, let us be willing to sacrifice our personal goals to serve Jesus and his people who need our care.

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