Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 21, 2019

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.”

Today’s devotion comes from John 9:13-41.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+9&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”  He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”  Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.”  And he said, “Lord, I believe.”  And he worshiped Him.  And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”  Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?”  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin;  but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”  John 9:35-41.

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Jesus is talking about spiritual blindness and spiritual sight.

There are those who are proud and think they can see through their own flesh, namely through their own goodness, their own wisdom, their own will, and their works.  But, they are spiritually blind.

“But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.  This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke:  “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?  AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?”  For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, “HE HAS BLINDED THEIR EYES AND HE HARDENED THEIR HEART, SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT SEE WITH THEIR EYES AND PERCEIVE WITH THEIR HEART, AND BE CONVERTED AND I HEAL THEM.”  John 12:37-40.

And, there are those who are humble and think they are spiritually blind.  They recognize and confess their own sin.  But, they seek and see Jesus Who enlightens them and gives them spiritual sight.

“He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”  Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.”  And he said, “Lord, I believe.”  And he worshiped Him.”  Verses 36-38.

“And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.  He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.  I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.”  John 12:44-46.


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