“Thrown Out For Loving Jesus ”
This scripture passage is a continuation of yesterday’s thought. In this passage we see the faith of the man who was born blind continue to grow.
As His faith grows, he gets bolder in his statements. Please read the following verses, trying to put yourselves in the religious leader’s mindset.
John 9:24-4124 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” 26 Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
27 He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”
28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”
30 The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will. 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
34 To this, they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.” 37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” 41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
The religious leaders have a very bad day. First they are schooled by the man born blind. Then they are schooled by Jesus. We might think they would eventually get the fact that Jesus is Messiah. Unfortunately for them and the ones they preach to, most do not ever claim the Lord Jesus as Messiah.
There are still many in this world that don’t understand the Gospel of grace.
Lord, help our hearts be like the man born blind. Help us tell the truth of who you are and the marvelous gift of Salvation you have for any who will believe Jesus. Amen
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.