Chapter-a-Day John 9

Blind He replied, "I know nothing about that one way or the other. But I know one thing for sure: I was blind . . . I now see." John 9:25 (TM)

Think for a moment about the word "Witnessing". Believers often have a mental definition of this word that includes all sorts of uncomfortable connotations, yet the root of the word simply means to testify to what you’ve seen and experienced.

The blind man in today’s chapter was asked all sorts of theological questions by the religious leaders. Questions which he knew nothing about. All he knew was that he was blind, Jesus came along and touched him, and then he could see. What more powerful witness could he give?

The most powerful and effective witness a follower of Jesus can give – is simply to tell their story.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day John 9”

  1. 1-2 Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked, “Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?” 3-5Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do.
    I’m guilty of this, are you? I also have had many discussions with people about cause-effect sin. I failed to remember it is addressed in the Bible. Obviously God allows these things to happen, but at least in this case it was NOT due to someone’s sin. I need to remember this verse when folks ask me if their sin has yielded some roadblock in their lives.

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