Matthew 20:29-34; John 9:1-39
Last month we looked at miracles that showed Jesus’ power over nature. This month we’ll look at His miracles that show His healing power.
In Matthew 20, Jesus
Three reasons Jesus did miracles:
To help people (Matthew 20:34). … Jesus loves people. He cares about people and has compassion.
To show He is the Messiah (Isaiah 42:6-7). … These are signs that Jesus is the Son of God.
To teach spiritual truth (John 9). … Jesus uses this blind man to illustrate to His disciples that suffering isn’t always a direct result of sin. He tells us that suffering can be used to glorify God. … Jesus heals the man and it happened to be on the sabbath. The Pharisees, of course, considered making mud to heal a blind man work. Some said that since He did work on the Sabbath, He is from the Devil. Others said that the miracles He performs shows that He isn’t from the Devil. … Later on, Jesus finds the man He healed and asks if he believes in the Son of Man. This time, a greater miracle happens and the man becomes saved by his belief in Jesus. He was no longer blind either physically or spiritually.
Jesus said He came into the world that the blind will see (John 9:39). What does that mean?
Jesus said He came into the world that those who see will become blind (John 9:39). What does that mean?
In what ways might we be blind?
If we are lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-18). … Churchgoers can be blind when we are lukewarm. We become blind to the possibilities of what God can do.
If we fail to grow (2 Peter 1:5-9). … Even Christians who have this insight can become blind. We should continue to grow in all the qualities mentioned in the verses.
If we reject the Gospel (2 Corinthians 4:4). … Those who don’t believe in Jesus as the Son of God are blind. The Devil keeps them blinded from the light that is Jesus.