Day 54 - John 9:35-41
Points to Ponder:
1.What did Jesus do for the man who had just been kicked out (excommunicated) from the synagogue?
2.Why did Jesus do this for the man?
3.Jesus explains to the Jews that it is good to be blind. What does he mean?
4.Jesus explains to the Jews that it is bad to have sight. What does he mean?
5.Jesus tells the man that he came so that those who do not see will see. What does it mean to have the sight that Jesus gives?
Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, in order that those who do not see will see and those who do not see will become blind.” – John 9:39.
Lord Jesus, I cannot and will not see things as they are unless you give me sight. I will remain in my sin – lost, dead, blind and hardened – unless you give me sight. I won’t even know how lost I am unless you open my eyes. On my own, I am like a blind person groping in the dark who thinks that he can see clearly. That’s where the Jews were at. They were groping about, but they thought they knew what was going on. They thought they could see, but truly they were blind. Lord Jesus, continue to give me sight. Continue to help me see things as they really are. Continue to help me see myself as I really am. Give me humility and a repentant spirit before you. Continue to open my eyes and my heart to receive you, to rejoice in you, even to worship you as this blind man when he realized who you truly were. Amen.