What Jesus Did! 'I Know What My Bible Says!' — John 9:30-33

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The man answered, "This is a very strange thing. You don't know where Jesus comes from. But he healed my eyes. We all know that God does not listen to sinners. But God will listen to a person that worships and obeys him. This is the first time that any person ever healed a man that was born blind. This man (Jesus) must be from God. If he were not from God, he could not do anything {like this}."
— John 9:30-33 NLT
Illustration of John 9:30-33 NLT —  You don't know where Jesus comes from.

Key Thought

The healed man reminds the authorities that his Bible and his experience line up: this person has to be from God because only someone from God could give him this gift. One of the greatest tools we have to lead others to Christ is our own story about how God's promises in Scripture and our experience in life line up. Those who are open to the truth will be blessed. Unfortunately some folks are just like these religious authorities; they're not going to believe no matter what happens. So let's share our story with folks when we are given the opportunity and trust that God will use it to touch hearts that are open.

Today's Prayer

Gracious God, my Abba Father, please help me to recognize the opportunities you give me to share the story of how Jesus has blessed my life. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear when that moment comes. Thank you for blessing me in so many ways and thank you for being so faithful to your promises. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 3:13-16
  • Acts 26:9-18
  • John 6:66-68


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.