Doubt and Ignorance

Re:Verse passage – John 9:1-7, 13-41 (day seven)

Healing this blind man seems like an odd choice for Jesus. For one, there is no record of this man inquiring for healing (v.1, 6).  Jesus just seems to heal him.  Then, this blind man calls Jesus a prophet (v. 17), which is an honorific title, but falls short of Jesus’ true identity.  Then, when questioned further on Jesus’s life, the blind man claims that he has no idea if Jesus is sinless (v.25), and even when Jesus asks him about believing in the Son of Man, the blind man questions Jesus (v.36).

This blind man seems to know nothing about Jesus Christ. Things we are taught in the earliest stages of Sunday School are lost on him, but he had an experience with our Lord and Savior.

He (the blind man) then answered, “Whether (Jesus) is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”(John 6:25)

In two interactions with Jesus Christ this man’s life was changed forever.  He ignored all those outside, doubting voices.  He ignored his own ignorance, and he obediently followed Jesus Christ.

And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. (John 6:38)

May we make such a statement of belief through all doubt and ignorance.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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