Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Usage Of A Means

Jhn 9:6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. (a)

In this passage, Jesus, instead of simply speaking or touching the blind man’s eyes to heal him, chose to make clay with His saliva and apply it to his eyes, instructing him to wash afterwards. This unconventional approach symbolizes that God can transform something insignificant into something valuable.

In the Bible, it is mentioned that humans are like clay, earthen vessels that God uses to fulfill His purposes. This is stated in 2Co 4:7, which says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” God chose Paul, who was once a persecutor of Christians, from the metaphorical “miry clay” to become a minister and witness for Him to open the eyes of others, turning them from darkness to light (Acts 26:16-18). This passage serves as a reminder that God can use anyone, He often chooses the weak and despised “clay” to serve His purposes. regardless of their weaknesses or past mistakes,. We are called to have faith in Him and trust that He can use us, despite our imperfections.