Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Now We Know

Jhn 9:31-33, 31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

The Pharisees, in their judgment, concluded that Jesus was not of God (Jhn 9:16) but rather a sinner (Jhn 9:24). However, the man in question not only disproves their claim that he was a sinner (Jhn 9:31), but also affirms that Jesus is indeed from God (Jhn 9:33). This man, whose physical sight was restored, demonstrates through his reasoning that his spiritual perception had also been enlightened. Although he had not read the Torah due to his blindness, his logical arguments in defense of his healing and the righteousness of the one who performed it bring to life the verse, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).

Through a series of questions, his faith is refined, leading him to believe that Jesus is a prophet from God, without whom such extraordinary miracles would not be possible. He magnifies his healing as a testimony for the ages, as he is the first person to have been healed from birth blindness. Furthermore, he magnifies the one who healed him. Testimonies hold great significance, as they elevate the miracle worker and strengthen the faith of both the one testifying and those with open hearts but weak faith. It moves men from “we believe” to “we now know” (experience).