On the schedule today is Deuteronomy chapter 2, John 9 and Psalm 48, from the God’s Word Translation.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
John 9, the entire chapter, was about Jesus giving sight to the man who was blind from birth. It’s not often that an entire chapter is devoted to one event. Evidently, the Holy Spirit considered this to be important, which is why the apostle John spent so much time on it.
What this event shows us is that there were many, many witnesses to this miracle that Jesus performed, and these witnesses were not just His “inner circle”. Number one, the blind man didn’t even know who Jesus was when he was healed. Next, the man’s neighbors, who had seen him begging for many years, saw and talked about the miracle. And then of course, the Pharisees heard about it. They talked to the man and his parents, who confirmed that yes, he was blind from birth. I love what he said. “I used to be blind, but now I see.”
And then, to wrap it up, Jesus told the Pharisees that since they claim to be able to see, then they continue to be sinners. In other words, they were accountable for what they knew.
And so we are. “To whom much is given, much is required” we are told in Luke 12.
There is responsibility in growing in spiritual maturity. We are to be salt and light for the world. We are to share the Good News of a risen Savior. So don’t be shy. When the Lord brings someone into your life who needs to know Jesus, introduce them!
Happy Wednesday. Until next time, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.