QT 16/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 9. Two kinds of blindness. 两种盲人.

QT 16/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 9. Two kinds of blindness. 两种盲人.

QT 16/04/2024 Tuesday READ John 9. Two kinds of blindness.

Life is more complex than a simple straight forward cause and effect with God having no part in it. Suffering might be due to mankind's sins, but not always so.

In the case of the man "blind from birth" (John 9:1), God can chose to intervene, "that the works of God might be displayed" (John 9:3).

The stubborn refusal of the Pharisees to accept Jesus as from God now manifested itself in more and more questions and attempted "clarifications". They spoke to and asked various people the SAME question MANY times, hoping to get the answer they wanted (John 9:10,15,17,19,24,26). In the process, they also intentionally CLOSED OFF all other clues that might lead them to the correct answer of who Jesus was.

The Pharisees' point on Sabbath was to discredit Jesus' authority (John 9:13-14,16). The Jews already did not believe the miracle and sought help from the blind man's parents hoping to find contrary evidence (John 9:18-23). By now even the blind man could see clearly the stubbornness of the enquirers (John 9:27).

Even though life is complex, life's most important question and answer is simple: "the important thing in life is simple: "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" (John 9:35) He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. (John 9:38)

REFLECTION: 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) What is your response to "the light of the world" (John 9:5)?

星期二 2024年4月16日 今日读经:约翰福音9章


在“生下来就瞎眼的”的记载中(约9:1),神可以选择插手,“要在他身上彰显 神的作为”。(约9:3)