He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” (John 9:25, NKJV)
I mentioned that I attended a prayer summit for pastors last week, and our assignment was to meditate of one of three “one thing” Scriptures, which we have done over the past three blogs. As we gathered the night of our assignment, one of the pastors brought up this verse as another example.
This man was born blind with no earthly hope of ever seeing. Jesus identified Himself as “the light of the world,” and then demonstrated what that meant by opening the man’s eyes. The Pharisees were upset because Jesus healed on the Sabbath; they accused Him of being a sinner. That is when the man answered, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
There are many times when we face unbelievers. They may not value Jesus or the Bible. It is tempting for us to argue with them. Sometimes we may be intimidated by them, for we don’t feel that our arguments can effectively stand in the face of their criticism. The blind man was a new believer, yet he stood up to the unbelieving religious leaders. How did he do it? He simply said, “One thing I know. I was blind, but now I see.”
What has the Lord done in your life? How has He opened your eyes to the truth? From what sins has He delivered you? You may not have the greatest theological argument, but you can have the same testimony as the ex-blind man: “One thing I know. I was blind, but now I see.” May God help us boldly glorify His name by testifying to what He has done in us!
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