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

Thursday, July 7, 2022

"Why, that's very strange!" the man replied [to the Jewish authorities. "Jesus] healed my eyes, and yet you don't know where he comes from? We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will. Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God, he couldn't have done it."
— John 9:30-33 NLT

Key Thought

The healed man reminds the authorities that his "Bible" (the Scriptures) and his experience line up: Jesus has to be from God because only someone from God could give him this gift of healing. 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 our story 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


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Illustration of John 9:30-33 NLT — "Why, that's very strange!"

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.

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