The blind man in the story had suffered his entire life depending on the kindness of others to live. Now Jesus had granted him his sight and with it the opportunity to make a life for himself. Within the day, however, the religious elite had thrown him out of the Synagogue. In our culture, that would have been the same as being banished from the community. Jesus met the man where he was and confronted his spiritual condition as well. He asked him if he would believe in the Messiah—and he did.
The spiritual leaders used that moment to make light of there own condition—“What, are we blind too?? Hahaha” Jesus, as honestly and kindly as he could—laid out the truth…”If you were blind you would have an excuse—but you know the truth—That is what makes you guilty.” Those that knew God and his power, plan and purpose—they were the enemy!
In our lives, we are faced with living for Christ, daily. Sometimes it can be a challenge. But, to claim we do not know different, well that would be a sad lie. We know faith is our answer and following him leads to a life of freedom. So, when we move to be independent of him, then we are all the more guilty because we know the freedom in following him. There is no going back. When we commit to following Christ, then it is a life choice that we can not undo—But who wants to!!!
God Bless You
35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
39 Jesus said,[a] “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.