Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 11, January 11 - John 9

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I love the story of the blind man that was healed in this chapter. Once again, the Pharisees are upset because Jesus "worked" on the Sabbath.

I think the thing though that jumped out the most was verse 31. The ESV Study Bible included the cross references to the Psalms. Thankfully when we sin we can go to God and ask forgiveness.

31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Psalm 34:15 - The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.

Psalm 66:18 - If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Psalm 109:7 - When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!

Psalm 145:19 - He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Thankfully we have 1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


  1. "38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. 39 Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind." 40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" 41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains."

    I did a little studying on this and it really is a reminder how we must stay humble and not claim to know everything, but be willing to listen to God.

  2. John 9
    4-8 We must do what the one who sent me wants us to do while it is day. The night when no one can do anything is coming. As long as I’m in the world, I’m light for the world.” After Jesus said this, he spit on the ground and mixed the spit with dirt. Then he smeared it on the man’s eyes and told him, “Wash it off in the pool of Siloam.” (means “sent.”) The blind man washed it off and returned. He was able to see. His neighbors and those who had previously seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?”

    9 Some of them said, “He’s the one.” Others said, “No, he isn’t, but he looks like him.” But the man himself said, “I am the one.”

    25b But I do know one thing. I used to be blind, but now I can see.”

    27 The man replied, “I’ve already told you, but you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear the story again? Do you want to become his disciples too?”

    35 Jesus heard that the Jews had thrown the man out of the synagogue. So when Jesus found the man, he asked him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
    36 The man replied, “Sir, tell me who he is so that I can believe in him.”
    37 Jesus told him, “You’ve seen him. He is the person who is now talking with you.”
    38 The man bowed in front of Jesus and said, “I believe, Lord.”