Who is seeing? Who is blind?

Last updated on January 26, 2022


Jesus said, ‘For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.’” (John 9:39)

The story about the blind man who was healed by Jesus, continues for the rest of the chapter. People bring him to the religious experts, the Pharisees, to clarify the matter of his miraculous healing.

The healed man does not know who Jesus is. But one thing is clear to him: “Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing” (John 9:32-33). The Pharisees strongly disagree, since they claim that Jesus is a sinner. They tell the man to keep silent about his healing, and even cast him out of the synagogue. The Pharisees want to suppress the truth in order to secure their own position as religious leaders. They don’t want to see Who Jesus really is and they don’t want the news about Him to spread! Jesus blames them for their unbelief and deception. “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains”, He says (John 9:41).

Sometimes the truth of God’s Word may be inconvenient to us. However, closing your eyes to suppress the truth never is a good solution!

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