- John 9:10-34
- John 9:35–41
John 9:10-34 --Controversy over the Man
- For the fourth time, the question is asked, “How did He open your eyes?” (see John 9:10, 15, 19, and 26)
Instead of investigating how the miracle happened, these religious leaders should have been investigating Jesus himself and learning from Him. The man was probably getting very impatient at this point. After all, he had been blind all his life, and there was so much now to see. He certainly did not want to spend much longer in a synagogue court, looking at angry faces and answering the same questions!
31 “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
- Perhaps he had Psalm 66:18 in mind: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
32 “Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. Read Luke 4:17-21
John 9:35–41 -- Jesus Affirms His Deity
24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.”**
35 Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of
Man?” 36 He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe.” *And he worshiped Him.
*“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God” (1 John 5:1)
**Blasphemy = to speak with contempt about God, defiantly irreverent. Blasphemy is verbal or written reproach of God’s name, character, work, or attributes. Jesus spoke of a special type of blasphemy— blasphemy against the Holy Spirit—committed by the religious leaders who were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ miracles, but they attributed the work of the Holy Spirit to the devil. This was a deliberate, insulting of God and unforgivable.
- Jesus identified Himself as the Son of God (see John 9:35; also 5:25), and the beggar believed and was saved (John 9:38).
Monday Morning Moment:
“He didn’t “see and believe”; he heard and believed.” My sheep hear My voice (John 10:27).