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TheQuestionThatMattersMost + John_9.13-38 + DailyDevotionalAudio

The Whole Armour of God and the Wiles of the Devil
Daily Devotional
Audio only by In Touch Ministries


Tuesday April 11th,
In the Year of Our Lord 2023.


The Question That Matters Most

In John 9.13-38, we read the powerful event of Jesus healing a man who was born blind. This miraculous act of healing caused quite a stir among the Pharisees, who were known for their strict adherence to the Jewish law, including the observance of the Sabbath. As the man who was healed faced questioning and scrutiny from the Pharisees, he boldly proclaimed his faith in Jesus and declared that Jesus was a prophet. This declaration eventually led to him being excommunicated from the synagogue. However, Jesus sought him out and revealed Himself to the man as the Son of Man, the promised Messiah. The man responded with belief and worship.

We see the question that matters most: Do you believe in Jesus? This question is central to our faith and has eternal significance. Let’s reflect on three key lessons from this passage.

1 Jesus’ miraculous power transcends human understanding: The Pharisees were divided in their opinions about Jesus. Some of them believed that Jesus could not be from God because He did not keep the Sabbath according to their interpretation of the law. Others were amazed at the miraculous healing and questioned how a sinner could perform such signs. The man who was healed acknowledged that he did not fully understand how Jesus healed him, but he knew that he was once blind and now he could see. The truth is, there are mysteries about Jesus and His power that may be beyond our comprehension. However, our faith should not be based solely on human understanding, but on the evidence of His work in our lives and in the world around us.

2 Courage to stand for our faith: The man who was healed faced intense questioning and criticism from the Pharisees. He was even threatened with excommunication from the synagogue, which would have meant being cut off from the religious and social life of his community. Despite this, he boldly proclaimed his faith in Jesus as a prophet, even in the face of opposition. His parents, on the other hand, were afraid of the consequences and avoided confessing Jesus as the Christ. The man’s example challenges us to have the courage to stand for our faith, even when faced with opposition or consequences. Our faith in Jesus should be unwavering, and we should be willing to boldly proclaim Him as our Lord and Savior, regardless of the circumstances.

3 Worship as the proper response to Jesus: When Jesus found the man who was healed after he was excommunicated from the synagogue, Jesus asked him if he believed in the Son of Man. The man responded with a powerful confession of faith, saying, “I believe, Lord.” And he worshiped Him. This is a profound example of the proper response to Jesus – worship. When we encounter Jesus, when we come to believe in Him as the Son of Man, the promised Messiah, our response should be one of worship. Worship is an act of surrender, reverence, and adoration, acknowledging Jesus as the Lord of our lives.

The event of the man born blind in John 9.13-38 reminds us of the question that matters most: Do you believe in Jesus? It challenges us to have faith in Jesus, even when we may not fully understand His ways, to have the courage to stand for our faith, and to respond to Jesus with worship. Let us remember that Jesus is the Son of Man, the promised Messiah, and our belief in Him has the power to transform our lives and bring us into a deeper relationship with Him. May our response be like that of the man who was healed, who proclaimed his faith in Jesus and worshiped Him with all his heart. Amen. Dedicated2Jesus + Boldly Believe in Jesus


John 9.13-38 NASB

They *brought the man who was previously blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath on the day that Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He applied mud to my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And there was dissension among them. 17 So they *said again to the man who was blind, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”

18 The Jews then did not believe it about him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight, 19 and they questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?” 20 His parents then answered and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already reached the decision that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be excommunicated from the synagogue. 23 It was for this reason that his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

24 So for a second time they summoned the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” 25 He then answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 So they said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?” 28 They spoke abusively to him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where He is from.” 30 The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is the amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes! 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners; but if someone is God-fearing and does His will, He listens to him. 32 Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” 34 They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and yet you are teaching us?” So they put him out.

Jesus Affirms His Deity

35 Jesus heard that they had put him out, and upon finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered by saying, “And who is He, Sir, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “I believe, Lord.” And he worshiped Him. New American Standard Bible Sharing Audio only Provided by ‘In Touch Ministries’ Published on April 11th 2023

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