John Lesson 13 Day 2 ~ John 9:1-7
3 – “Rabbi, who sinned: this man or his parents, causing him to be born blind?” (MSG)
After Jesus healed the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, he spoke to him at the temple saying, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.” John 5:14 ESV It’s possible the lame man suffered an injury as a direct result of a theft or some other sin.
This time, Jesus clearly said this man’s blindness was not caused by sin.
He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” This was not an explanation of why Lazarus was sick but was rather Jesus taking something that Satan meant for destruction and working it together for good (Romans 8:28). Andrew Wommack
The people who asked Jesus the question may have been taught that sickness—or in this case, blindness—was one way God passed judgment to the third or fourth generation. (Exodus 34:5-7 )
The teachers forgot to mention Ezekiel 18:20 where God changed that.
“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
Thank God for Jesus and his amazing grace! “Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].” Romans 8:1 AMP
4 – This man was born blind.
It’s hard to imagine how this man felt when he saw for the first time. And those who had known him all his life, now witnessed his miracle.
Those who always looked at him with condemnation, now marveled and questioned their own long-held beliefs. The man’s belief about himself and his parents must have changed, too.
Suddenly everything changed for this man. No more begging. Can you imagine discovering colors, the faces of your family and friends, depth perception, views of the countryside, buildings, roads, and your own reflection in a basin of still water? Imagine the discovery—not as a child—but as an adult.
5 – Miracle — an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.
Jesus can create or heal what is missing or broken in us. He is able to change everything about our lives in an instant. He can correct our wrong beliefs, too.
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