Genesis 23-24, John 9
41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
I’ve interpreted this as the more we read the bible and learn about Christ, the more we can identify our past sins and moving forward we shouldn’t make the same mistakes.
My uncle who was a pastor lost his sight later in life due to glaucoma. He always said I’m not blind, I just can’t see. He loved Jesus and knew the truth of who Jesus is. ❤️
John 9:3 explains that the blind man nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that God’s works would be revealed to him. This is a huge statement from Jesus! People who don’t believe often ask me why I think bad things happen to good people. Personally I believe this verse answers that question perfectly. Jesus states that this man has never sinned, nor have his parents sinned, making them good people, yet he was born blind, which is considered something bad that happened to him. Jesus goes on to explain that although he is a good person, this happened to him because God’s works needed to be revealed to him. Therefore there was an INTENTIONAL reason and PURPOSE for this individual being born blind. God’s will for this good man was for him to be blind because that will served God’s ultimate purpose, not just for his personal life, but for the life of everyone who witnessed the healing by Jesus of the blind man.
So good!! Amen!
Well said! Amen!
From my P31 bible, a devotional on John 9 written by Denise Hughes:
“God knows we will see more of Him, more of who he is, when life is at its darkest moments. Its the vision of God during those times of darkness that deepens our relationship with him. ❤️
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