What Jesus Did! 'For Those Who Seek' — John 9:39-41

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Then Jesus told [the man who had been healed of his blindness], "I entered this world to render judgment — to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind."

Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, "Are you saying we're blind?"

"If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty," Jesus replied. "But you remain guilty because you claim you can see."

— John 9:39-41 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is the Savior for those who are seeking God's truth. As long as we recognize that we don't have all the answers and that we need his grace and healing, then God is ready to bless us superabundantly. However, if we let arrogance capture our hearts and we think that we are important, then we had better beware. Pride and arrogance often get in the way of truth. This principle is especially true in matters of spiritual truth. Let's openly recognize that we need God's help to discern the truth.

Today's Prayer

Father, without your help, I would not be able to know the truth. I confess that my wisdom is but a grain of sand on the seashore of your wisdom. Thank you for placing Jesus in such an accessible place for me to find him and receive his gracious light. Please give me the wisdom to live for you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Proverbs 16:18
  • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
  • James 1:5-7

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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.

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