Today’s passage is John 9:24-34. Let’s go!
John 9:24-25 (NIV)
24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.”
25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
On verses 24-25: When questioned again by the Pharisees, the “once was blind but now I see” man is not afraid to testify about what Jesus has done in his life. He didn’t claim to have all the answers. Rather he simply boldly shared his experience about the difference Jesus made in his life. To be an effective witness for Jesus, you don’t need to have all the answers, but you do need to be willing to share your story.
John 9:26-34 (NIV)
26 Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
27 He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”
28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses!
29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”
30 The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.