What Jesus Did! 'How Do We View People?' — John 9:1-3

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. "Rabbi," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?"

"It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "This happened so the power of God could be seen in him."

— John 9:1-3 NLT

Key Thought

If you look carefully in this chapter we are beginning today, you will find a number of different ways we sometimes look at people and dehumanize them for our own benefit. Jesus reminds us that each person is someone who is made in God's image, whom God personally created, and in whom the work of God needs to be done!

Today's Prayer

Lord God, maker of all things and all people, give me greater sensitivity in the way that I treat others so that I more perfectly reflect your desire to work in each life to bless that person and bring that person to your grace and glory! In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Genesis 1:26-27
  • James 3:7-12
  • Psalm 139:13-16

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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