Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing? John 7:50-51
He was only one of the members. He was only one voice among many echoes. One experience with Jesus might have change the way he looks at things. The Pharisees are making a judgment on Jesus yet they have not heard from Jesus or have not seen what Jesus was doing. And at this point, Nicodemus reminded them about the law, “Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?” No matter how the situation places Nicodemus’ reminder as out place, he made up his mind to remind them. When the crowd and the Pharisees were going nowhere, Nicodemus gave them a reminder about the right way. When his troops were clogging in a dead end, Nicodemus reminded them of what takes away the clogging.
We should be like Nicodemus. We should remind people the right way when our friends are taking a wrong path. We should bring light to their clouded hearts and minds by being a reminder. We should take God’s laws into heart as we help people remember His directions to fullness of life. Even when the reminder will be unpopular, speak like Nicodemus. Even when the reminder will be shunned, stand up like Nicodemus.
We should listen to Nicodemus. If a brother or a sister reminds you of God’s ways, embrace the reminder. Give your full attention to your pastor, to your priest, or to your leader when they remind you when you are out of your mind. Carefully digest that Lucado book you are holding, as it reminds you of His love and His mercy. Turn your ears one-hundred percent to your wife and daughters who reminds you of God’s fatherly love. Welcome a reminder in your midst. Welcome a Nicodemus in your life.
Be reminded and be a reminder.