Jesus is doing miraculous signs to make people believe in him. But he insists on doing his miracles on Sabbaths! He’s working counter intuitively, challenging the Pharisees to revisit their established beliefs, revamp their present and hopefully redeem their future.
The Pharisees focused on finding faults with Jesus. However, Jesus focused on his mission, that is, “recovery of sight to the blind” (Luke 4: 18).
In this miracle Jesus asked the man to go and wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam. The blind man did not question or he did not doubt rather he obeyed.
Jesus explains the Pharisees that doing good work on sabbath is acceptable.
In this passage , we once again see that the pharisees keep finding a way to find fault with Jesus teachings and miracles. Since there was division among themselves they even approach the man so that they find a way to blame Jesus. When something good happens in our life, it doesn’t mean it’s because of the virtues/good deeds we did. (V3, I think) when things go wrong, it’s not only because of our sins (though we will have individual consequences) but the power of Jesus (the light of the world )will be displayed in our life.
Jesus can do anything. He made a blind man see.
The blind man who was healed knew that Jesus was from God. Even though his parents could see the miracle they were not able to believe because of fear of rejection by the Jews and probably they did not experience Jesus personally.O taste and see that The Lord is good… Only a forgiven person ( healed person) can know who Jesus is.
Jesus spitImagine yourself on the shoes of the blind man, you hear words like sin,parents, glory, light thrown around you. Of course you don’t know that they are talking about you.
Now imagine Jesus asks his disciples and gives you a bottle of eye drops of some 1st century oil and if you get cured, who will get the glory? The medicine. This is why Jesus does the spit and the mud so that it is “clear as daylight” that He is the one who gets the glory.
Now that I think about it this is the LAST option anyone would cure a blindness. I mean what has spit and mud got to do with eyes! The gospel makes no sense to this world.
Jesus spit on his blindness not on the blind man.
Jesus answered , “Neither this man nor his parents sinned , but that the works of God should be revealed in him. – sometimes it is very difficult for us to make out why something is happening in our life. What I need to know is there are reasons other than sin and ‘Jesus knows’. I just need to hold Him.
When the disciples asked Jesus,”Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered,”Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s work might be revealed in him.” If we are going through rough situations, it might be because God wants his plan to work through us.
If people are disabled or sick, it is not because of their sins. This blind man obeyed Jesus’ words and got healed.
Each time Jesus did miracles in different ways, it is not in the same way.
(v7,v16) The Pharisees were blindly following the rules and they did not see the power of Jesus which made the blind man to see. Sometimes, we blindly follow the rules and forget to thank God for all the wonders he did in front of us.
Sometimes, we are not ready to accept the change that happens (man born blind got his sight) rather find faults in the way how it happened (how did Jesus heal him on sabbath?)
Let God show us the blind spots within us and give us sight to help us to do the works of God.
The blind man was not afraid to testify about Jesus. Even after the pharisees argued that Jesus was not from God, he was not scared to testify. He said whatever he felt was right and he did not give the answer they wanted.
Jesus said that the man was not blind because of his sins. The man was blind so Jesus can heal him and so people can believe in Jesus.
The poor blind beggar was blind from his birth, Jesus cured him. Pharisees pressured him to give the answer they want, but he was speaking the Truth(Jesus) whom set him free. We are born as sinner same as spiritually blind, Jesus cures our spiritual blindness with HIS Grace and HIS Blood as he cured with mud and water.
“நம் தேவனால் கூடாதது ஒன்றும் இல்லை”
1. God has permitted somethings in our life only for His glory, similar to the man being blind. It was not his sin nor his parents, but it was for God to be glorified.
2. The blind man simply obeyed what Jesus said. He didn’t question.
3. The blind man testified about Jesus before everyone and he wasn’t even ashamed to say that he was once the blind beggar man.
We sometimes hide our identity if it makes as feel inferior. But we shouldn’t do that. We are perfect as we are, since it is God who created us for His glory.
We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. – this verse also reminds us of the fact that there will be time where’s we wanted to do the work of God but we will not be able to do it effectively. Let’s make use of this given time for God
-“Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the workings of God is manifested in him (v3).
-Sometime things might happen to us in an unfavorable way, but it means that the works of God is going to take place!
-“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” (v4).
-“day” of life is very short, we need to do God’s ministry to enter into His kingdom, after “night” of death, we can’t do anything. Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil (Ephe 5:16).
-When the blind man was able to see, he started giving testimony. “How then were your eyes opened”, they asked (v10). He replied “The man they call Jesus opened my eyes so I could see now” (v11).