August 2nd, 2018
A Marvelous Thing
John 9:30-33 (KJB) The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
A healed man was speaking frankly to a few Pharisees who had witnessed the miraculous healing of his eyes by Jesus but did not comprehend who He was or exactly what had taken place. This healed man was straight and to the point with them telling them that God, through the hands of Jesus, had divinely restored his vision.
Further, he told them that God does not ever hear prayers of sinners, but that He hears the prayers of the righteous. For those who hear God and act upon His will for their life, God will certainly hear their prayers. Just as his prayers had been heard, but for their daily desires and needs of lost hearts, God does not hear them.
Jesus had divinely healed his vision all through of the power of God at work in Him and through Him on a Sabbath day no less!
The Pharisees remained ignorant in blatant unbelief that Jesus was the Son of God or that He had access to God’s divine presence and power. The Pharisees claimed to be disciples of Moses proving their spiritual haughtiness and ignorance. After this miraculous healing had taken place they had words with this healed man for a bit but losing this battle of words because this healed individual was certain of the truth.
Jesus had done an astonishing restoration with the condition of this blind man’s vision. The Pharisees were beside themselves with questions concerning this miraculous event they had witnessed but allowed their pride and position to remain in the way of gaining any spiritual understanding in the matter.