Re:Verse passage – John 9:1-7, 13-41 (day four)
This is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. I love it when the former blind man reveals his spiritual insight to the Pharisees who were completely blind to the truth. Rather than listen to this second-class beggar in his newfound spiritual wisdom, they reviled him for trying to teach them…the spiritual giants of Israel.
Actually, this story is very sad. I love the irony of how God exalts the humble, but it is sad that the Pharisees just didn’t get it. They were so set in their self-exalted wisdom and their grasp of power and influence, they could not understand the God whom they proclaimed to serve.
We can celebrate the victory of the lowly beggar, but we don’t want to do so at the cost of celebrating the darkness of the Pharisees. May God give us His eyes to see the lost as He sees them. May we grieve over their lostness and ask God to use us to lead them to the light!