July 28, 2018 Morning Verse Of The Day

John 9:25 (EBC Lk-Ac (Rev)): 25 The blind man refused to get entangled in the theological question of whether or not the miracle rendered Jesus a sinner; rather, he gives a straightforward declaration regarding his own experience: “I don’t know whether or not he is a sinner; that is for you to decide. The one thing I do know is that I was blind but now I see!” Such evidence is beyond disputation.

This affirmation has been adopted by millions of believers who, while not certain about how the miraculous transformation in their lives took place, nevertheless know that once they were blind (without spiritual sight) but now are able to see (to understand the presence and power of the redeeming Christ). The fact that God has entered their lives is the central reality of their new life in Christ. No amount of theological obfuscation can undermine the strong confidence that comes from personal experience.

John 9:25 (Baker NTC: John): 25. As the story progresses it becomes increasingly clear that this man is not an ordinary individual. He is not easily shaken. Evidently the vaunted knowledge of these eminent judges has failed to impress him. He answered, Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, I now see. Boldly he places both his “I do not know” and his “I do know” over against their “we know.” We say “over against,” for instead of assenting to the proposition “This man is a sinner,” he openly declares that he, the one formerly blind, is not aware of this; but that he is very definitely aware of the fact that, though blind, he is now fully able to see! Between the lines of his terse saying one can surely read this much: “Over against your mere say-so I place this one great fact of experience: though I was blind, I now see. Facts are more stubborn than unsupportable opinions.”

John 9:25 (BBC): 9:25 The Pharisees met failure at every turn. Every time they tried to discredit the Lord Jesus, it resulted in bringing more honor to Him. The man’s testimony here was beautiful. He did not know too much about the Person of Jesus, but he did know that though once he was blind, now he saw. This was a testimony that no one could deny.

So it is in the case of those who have been born again. The world may doubt, scoff, and sneer, but no one can deny our testimony when we say that once we were lost, and now we have been saved by the grace of God.

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