Joh 9:29-41; 3:1-2, 16-18; 8:48; 9:16,24; 11:25-26; Pro 15:29; 26:12; Mat 6:22-23; 13:16-17; Isa 1:15; 2Ki 4:32-34; Dan 7:13-14.
JOHN-58-220403 - length: 75:13 - taught on Apr, 3 2022
There are few people in the world who are more obnoxious than a know-it-all.
If you think you know all the answers, you won’t let anybody enlighten you.
So you remain in the dark about a lot of things.
But what if we’re talking about God and salvation?
Remaining in the dark about these things has eternal consequences.
Here in chapter 9, the Pharisees thought that they knew a lot of things.
If you already think you’re righteous, you won’t be looking for your Savior.
Nobody could teach these Jewish leaders anything.
The formerly blind man was aware of what he knew - and what he did not know.
At the outset, he realized that he knew next to nothing about Jesus.
But he was eager to be enlightened about these things.
The man born blind knew some things that the “enlightened” Jews did not know…
The man had to enlighten the Jews about what was in their own Scriptures!
The notion that God does not hear sinners is an Old Testament teaching.
Also in the Old Testament, God does hear the prayers of the righteous.
In exceptional cases, God even answered a man’s prayer with a miracle.
The man born blind knew something else that the learned Pharisees ignored.
Nicodemus acknowledged this about Jesus when he met Him at night.
He was his shepherd, and He will not lose one of His sheep.
Jesus allowed him to see something that the Jewish leaders refused to see.
The coming of the Son of Man. He is standing right in front of you!
Jesus asked the blind man the one question that would change his life forever.
Each and every person faces this same question.