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“Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them, “Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” (John 7:50, 51)

Those who use the law to their own ends are often willing to violate parts of it. Nicodemus shows that he is an honorable man. Do you see where the Founding Fathers got the principle of innocent until proven guilty? The Lord desires that we be fair. It is in the law. Even though there are evil people, so also, the Lord has those in whom truth dwells.

Lord, help me to be a fair and reasonable person. Help me see when the crowd is being misled and then grant that I would be bold to stand up to those who are seeking their own ends. Grant that I can learn to understand the greater uses of the wisdom You give through the law so that, like Nicodemus, I can stand up to those who seek to do wrong.

Guide me today, Holy Spirit, that I may live this day with wisdom. Grant that I would be bold when facing what is wrong. Help me to be a help to others and stand up for those who are wrongly accused. Grant that I would be a bold witness of my loyalty to Jesus, no matter what the cost may be. Amen