Read John 7:45-52
Then Nicodemus, the leader who had met with Jesus earlier, spoke up. “Is it legal to convict a man before he is given a hearing?” he asked. – John 7:50-51 (NLT)
Sometimes it’s hard not to go along with the crowd, but that’s what Nicodemus did. When his colleagues in leadership were defaming Jesus, he provided a counterpoint. He attempted to steer the conversation toward something they could all agree on; even though his point wasn’t accepted, at least he hadn’t tried to stir up more conflict. Today we sometimes get opportunities to speak up in support of Jesus and his message. Let us also speak up, with gentleness and respect, as we point others to the Savior.