Tag: John 9:1-4

Work for the night is coming!

Scripture reading for April 18th:  John 9

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  John 9:1-4  “As He went along, He saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,”  said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.  As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me.  Night is coming, when no one can work.”

God doesn’t promise us an easy life without any trials or tests.  The disciples were under the impression that all sickness was the result of sin.  In a sense they were right, but Jesus explained that sometimes God allows sickness and infirmity in the lives of people to fulfill a greater purpose.  In this case, the work of God was displayed as Jesus healed the man born blind.  The disciples were also instructed and we are learning as we read this story today!  God has a long view of things that we must tap into to understand His ways.

Observations for over-comers:  We must always be open to the Lord to display His glorious works.  Trying to figure out the ‘whys’ can get us off the subject and we miss the real need and purpose.  “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.  If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,:  does not He who weights the heart perceive it?”  (Proverbs 24:11-12a)

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