Wade E Taylor
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night.” John 3:1-2a
Nicodemus waited until it was dark so he would not be recognized. However, there is a deeper meaning as to why he “came by night.” The Old Covenant, the Law, began in manifest glory, but had degenerated into a religious ritual which resulted in spiritual darkness. Nicodemus walked out of this religious darkness toward the One he now recognized as being the “light” that he sought, but being a Pharisee, had not previously found.
“Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12 Douay-Rheims Bible
As Nicodemus approached Jesus, he said, “Good Master.” He was saying, “Jesus, You have something that I do not have. I have come to see what it is, and receive.”
“Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 NASB