BLIND MAN DISCERNS JESUS AS PROPHET John 9:13-17
So they again said to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” (v17)
A wildly held axiom is that humans do not cherish what they have until they lose it. This is relevant to people who do not appreciate God’s blessings in their lives. The man in our passage today had never seen as he was born blind. Jesus healed him as He put clay on his eyes. He then asked him to go and wash himself in the pool of Siloam. Immediately, his sight was restored, To the Pharisees, Jesus is a sinner for healing on the Sabbath. So they proclaimed, “This man is not from God, he does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?” (v16) Divisions broke among them. To the blind man, no living being should be as highly revered as his healer. So, he boldly told the Pharisees that Jesus is a prophet (v17b) On many occasions, we enjoy divine healing from one ailment or the other but never attribute our healing to God. Sometimes, we believe it is natural to be healthy and never think of appreciating God for the perfect health we enjoy. Jesus has done so much for us He washed our sins with His precious blood and delivered us from sin and death. What then should be your reaction towards Him? Is Jesus your Messiah? If yes, give Him the totality of your life and give Him room to direct the affairs of your life. Discernment is a gift. Ask the Lord for it.
PRAYER LINE: Lord, I thank You for the healing I have received. May I never be an ingrate in words and deeds. (NBC)
The spectacular glory of God’s love for us was revealed in the coming of Jesus.