A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
Why Read the Bible? The Bible reveals God’s nature in its multifaceted forms. We need to gain the panoramic view of God’s power, wrath, love, mercy, intelligence, pity, and greatness to begin to understand that He is the same “I Am” of Exodus that we hear say, “This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I Am well pleased. Matthew 3:17. To be continued.
Jesus Heals A Blind Man, John 9:1) And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2) And His Disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3) Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. Matthew 11:5; Acts 4:21, 22. 4) I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. John 5:10 36. 5) As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Isaiah 49:6; 1John 2:8. 6) When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7) And said unto him, Go wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.). He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. Nehemiah 3:15. 8) The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9) Some said, This is he: others aid, He is like him: but he said, I am he. 10) Therefore said they unto him how were thine eyes opened? 11) He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v1-12, Christ cured many who were blind by disease or accident; here He cured one born blind. Thus He showed His power to help in the most desperate cases and the work of His Grace upon the souls of sinners. This poor man could not see Christ but Christ saw him. And if we know anything of Christ, it’s because He knew us first. Christ says of uncommon calamities, that they are not always to be looked on as special punishments of sin, sometimes they are for the Glory (praise) of God and to manifest (make known) His works. Our life is our day, in which it concerns us to do the work of the day. We are to be busy in evangelism, sharing the word of God (Kingdom Building); that others might be saved. For when night cometh, death, no man can work, and what will the judgment be. Quest Study Bible – v6 Did Jesus have to spit and make mud to treat the man’s eyes? No, Jesus is Omnipotent, all powerful. Mixing clay with saliva was a common practice used for eye infections. Jesus may have used the clay to provide an opportunity for the man to exercise his faith in washing it off. Those whose eyes are opened and whose hearts are cleansed by grace live as monuments to the Redeemer’s Glory. Those that would be healed (of their sins) by Christ must be ruled by Him.