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Two Important Things

John 9:23-38
(23) Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
(24) Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
(25) He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
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(29) We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.
(30) The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.
(31) Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
(32) Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
(33) If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
(34) They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
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(37) And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
(38) And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Just a quick note to let you know that this will be my last devotional for a while. I started these devotions back 2 months ago to be a blessing during the quarantine and it is coming to a close. If you are enjoying these devotionals, then I encourage you to go back into the archives and enjoy those. Thank you so much for reading these devos, for your kind words, and all of the times that you pushed the like button! God Bless you all. You can also visit the church website at msbc.net to watch any sermons. If you are ever in Athens, AL, please stop by and see us at the church!

Here we see Jesus healing a blind man and I would like to point out a few interesting things concerning this:

1. The man never asked Jesus to heal him. 

2. The man’s healing was used to glorify God and to show that only Jesus has the Power to heal.

3. Jesus must work the works of His Father. Jesus has a job. His job is to help us.

4. He is the light of the world to lighten every one of us to the knowledge that He is the Son of God and God.

5. The man was not healed until he obeyed Jesus.

6. The Blind man became a believer and a witness.

In conclusion of this chapter, I want to finish talking about 2 very important things that every Christian should do.

A. He told others about Jesus. Wow, what a great thing for every Christian to do! We should look for ways to tell others about Jesus! Hasn’t He been so good to us? He deserves for us to tell others about Him. Keep in mimd that some people, like the pharisees in the above verses, will be told multiple times and still not believe. That is not the blind man’s fault, that is there unbelief hindering the work of faith in their life. He also was willing to be put out of the temple, a disgraceful act, for Jesus. The pharisees wanted him to change his story (vs. 24-25), but he would not. In fact, his defense of Jesus led to a simple, yet very profound statement, “one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.” The pharisees did not know what to do with that! I love it. Facts don’t care about political correctness, they just simply don’t change.

B. He turned to Jesus when the religious crowd rejected him. This is sad, but there are religious people out there that are simply fakes. They are weeds in the garden, tares amoung wheat, spies among true soldiers for Christ. Those pharisees only care about themselves and get angry when others get healing from the Lord. They only want to look like they care, rather than actually caring. I am so glad that Jesus was close by when the blind man was rejected. I am glad because he turned to Jesus!

When the world beats you up, turn to Jesus. When the religious crowd rejects you, turn to Jesus. When your friends turn on you, turn to Jesus. When your family will not support you, turn to Jesus. Guess what? Jesus can relate with all of those rejections. He felt and experienced every one. If everyone turns against you, know that Jesus is there for you! Turning to Jesus is the most important things we can do!

May 29, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, faith in God, Fear, Madison Street Baptist Church

1 Comment »

  1. amen

    Comment by Dr. John Nordman | June 7, 2020 | Reply


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