Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - Jeremiah 23, 25; John 19

S - John 19:39  Nicodemus, who had first come to Jesus at night, came now in broad daylight carrying a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.

O - Nicodemus, along with Joseph of Arimathea, finally decided to honor Jesus in the open, instead of in secret.

A - Do they know that you believe?  Are you a secret Christian?  There is no shame in believing in Christ and following the one true God and what He has written in His Word.  If you are ashamed, then the esteem of man ranks higher with you than your love for the Man who gave His life for you.  How sad Nicodemus and Joseph must have been to have seemingly lost one whom they loved so much and yet they never dared to show it.  And how bold, after Jesus' death, to finally step out and honor Him.

P - Lord, help me to love and honor the living now so that I have no regrets.  And help me to honor You by worshiping and following You openly, without shame, because I love You more than the esteem of man.

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