Tuesday 8th October 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:-Scripture Reading:- John 9:1-38
Topic:- What Made Jesus To Heal The Man That Was Born Blind 
Text:- John 9:1
The paralytic by the sheep’s pool, whom we only just considered the previous Sunday, was also healed of his physical infirmity first, then enlightened as to the cause of his affliction. For the Lord healed him, then later admonished him to sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. See John 5:14.
Another paralytic, who had been lowered down through the roof of Simon Peter’s house, was also given two healings. First Jesus forgave his sins, and then gave strength to his legs. See Mark 2:3-12.
C. Why were the Jews upset about the healing of the blind man?
1. Jesus healed the blind man on the Sabbath. Some of the Jews will filled with jealousy and envy, and used the healing on the Sabbath day as a pretext for their displeasure. Their dialogue with the formerly blind man shows clearly their lamentable hatred.
2. The complete healing of the blind man is a marvelous example of synergy, the cooperation of man with God’s will. One may justly conjecture that his complete healing would not have been affected if not for his own praiseworthy actions.
3. When Christ anointed the eyes of the blind man with spittle and clay, He demanded that he go wash in the pool of Siloam. This blessed man did not object, even though in every outward sense, this act and order was very peculiar.
4. He stumbled to the pool, all the while feeling the eyes of all upon him, who could not see. He must have looked pathetic—a blind man with mud caked on his face stumbling through the city. This first great act (of obedience, which is a hallmark of true faith) of the blind man affected the physical healing of his eyes. After he washed in the pool, his eyes and eyesight were made whole.
5. The envious Jews did not want to believe in this miracle, even though it was obvious that it had happened. They interrogated the man in a threatening way. This man had never seen Christ, and knew very little about Him. He answered their leading questions simply and elegantly, and these blasphemers unwittingly contributed to his second healing.
6. As the absurdity of the Jew’s questions and their true motives became apparent, he who was formerly blind began to understand a little about Christ. It is clear that he still did not understand things completely, but he nevertheless showed remarkable courage, and rebuked the foolish Jews with an ironic question, in response to another foolish inquiry by them: He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? Will ye also be his disciples? See John 9:27.
7. This courageous rebuke incensed the council, and they roared like lions: Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. See John 9:28-29.
8. He who was blind stood alone, and undefended. His parents had deserted him, and he understood that he was in danger of being put out of the synagogue. Many men would back down in such an instance, and try to appease the leaders, because of fear. He still did not understand completely from “whence” Jesus was, but his breast was filled with conviction and courage, as he sealed his fate among those who love the world more than God. See John 9:30-33.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, open my eyes of understanding and spiritual eyes henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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