Day 1: John 3:1-21
Curiosities: Why does Jesus respond to Nicodemus’ praise of Jesus with a statement about being born again?
Those who love evil hate the light. Jesus says this to Nicodemus, who came to Him at night. Jesus not so subtly tells the Pharisees over and over again that they are children of the devil, not God. Jesus is telling Nicodemus that he is part of a group that loves evil and will not inherit eternal life if they reject Him.
Paradoxes: Born again when one is old? This is actually a pretty valid question from Nicodemus. If we weren’t so used to hearing this kind of language, would we have been any different from him? Jesus was saying something intentionally obfuscated to try and get Nicodemus to understand something deeper.