April 19/John 9

This whole chapter is about sight. This chapter proves that people can see the same things and come to different conclusions. This chapter also proves the people will see only what they want to see.

Verses 1-2 > Jesus saw an opportunity; the disciples saw a problem.

Verses 3-5 > Jesus saw what God wanted to do; the disciples just saw a blind man.

Verses 6-9 > Jesus saw a valuable person; the neighbors saw a beggar.

Verses 10-14 > The healed man saw Jesus; the crowd saw nothing of importance.

Verses 15-16 > The crowd saw a miracle worker; the Pharisees saw an ordinary sinner.

Verses 17-18 > The Pharisees thought they saw a liar; the healed man saw a prophet.

Verses 19-23 > The Pharisees saw parents they could intimidate; the parents saw religious thugs.

Verses 24-34 > The Pharisees saw Jesus as a lawbreaker; the healed man saw him as coming from God.

Verses 35-38 > Jesus saw a worshiper; the healed man saw someone worthy of worship.

Verses 39-41 > The Pharisees saw themselves as having sight; Jesus saw them as blind.

There are always two ways to see things; through the eyes of God or through the eyes of man. Each of those eyes will see but the only way to see the reality of things is through the eyes of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you God’s eyesight as you navigate through this life. God’s eyesight will lead you to life in all you do. Man’s eyesight hmm….

Genesis 21:19 (NLT) — 19 Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.

2 Kings 6:17 (NLT) — 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

Psalm 119:18 (NLT) — 18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.

Acts 26:17–18 (NLT) — 17 …Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles 18 to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

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  1. Mark Gundersen says

    As pastor said this chapter is all about sight. The man blind from birth wanted to see and accepted Jesus’s help to gain his sight. He got, as is said, mud in your eye and had his vision opened to see from God’s perspective. The religious leaders claimed to be able to see but sinned due there shortsightedness. So are you ready to be expelled from man’s church and welcomed into God’s church?