John 9:1-3 “As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Neither this man nor his parents sinned, said Jesus, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”
The Scene: A blind person’s dark glasses and walking cane put down, purposely broken in two, to show others they are no longer needed, nor wanted. They were broken as an outward sign and act of faith.
Illness, why? The simple answer can be found in verse 3,...” this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. A healing took taken place and the greater lesson can be found in verses 4 and 5.
John 9:4-5 ” As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Jesus healed the man who was in darkness, his whole life–representing spiritual darkness. Jesus brought the light to dispel that darkness.
The Pharisees were spiritually blinded by their pride and arrogance. Sin had made them spiritually blind to the Son of God. Those who believed in Him could see the light of the world, Jesus Christ. In addition, the former blind man had to speak for himself–he had found God and believed. See verses 25-27.
No one can be saved by someone else’s belief. Each person must find their own salvation through Jesus the Christ. Personal salvation–a relational experience with their Lord and Savior Jesus, the true light of the world.
Verse 38 “Then the man said, ‘Lord, I believe,’ and he worshiped him.”
This man now has a story to tell everyone, everywhere he goes. He will profess,” Jesus is Lord,” Others may then begin to believe in Jesus the Christ, Son of God.
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