Summary: Jesus stopped and had compassion for one of those blind men and I don’t think it was by just coincidence. We are going to look at this part of the blind mans life and how he was made whole forever
You would think that while Jesus Christ was teaching to His own people that they would sit in amazement and soak in all that He could teach them while He was here on this Earth. But that was just not the case. As a matter of fact it looks like that if they had studied and believed the Old Testament they would have seen that Jesus in fact was the Messiah that was to come and save them. I believe there are over 300 prophesies about Jesus first coming. But they could not see the real truth and you could say that they were blinded by the law. The law that Moses had left behind and God had intended for mankind. But the law that God intended for mankind had been added to and stretched out of proportion and was impossible for man to follow even before it got so complicated but every time God gave man something to do he would mess it up so, He had to walk in the flesh and dwell among us and at the end die for us so that those who would believe in Him would see and be healed Spiritually and not be blinded by the world and works of men again. The Book of John records that Jesus was teaching in the Temple in chapter eight and the Jews in fact were saying that Jesus was possessed because of the things that He did and for who He was and they were going to stone Him to death but Jesus had gotten away from them and the disciples were there as a witness and to learn from the Messiah and as He was leaving the Temple in which outside of the entrance there were always beggars and sick people looking for a hand out and the blind were always plentiful because of venereal diseases in women of that day.
Many were born blind because they were infected at birth through their eyes by the bacteria that was in the canal of their Mother. Jesus stopped and had compassion for one of those blind men and I don’t think it was by just coincident. We are going to look at this part of the blind mans life and how he was made whole forever. Let’s began reading in John 9 and start in verse 1
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.
4. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
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. 8. The neighbours 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 said, 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. 12. Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 13. They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16. Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17. They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18. But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20. His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21. But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22. These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 24. Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25. He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27. He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples 28. Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. 29. We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.