THE STORY OF JESUS: John 9:35-41
“Now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” (John 9:41)
This blind man knows little, yet he knows that he knows little.
The religious leaders think they know better, and this makes them blind.
Even more, it makes them guilty of the sin of pride and folly.
Being blind itself is hard, but what if you deny you’re blind?
In both fields of science and religion, people claim to KNOW.
Each asks us to trust them, that their knowledge is unbiased.
But there is no unbiased knowledge, we all see through sinful eyes.
I hold many things to be true, but I hold them very gently.
I am – or should be – always ready to adjust my views.
So where could I be blind, yet unaware of it?
Am I thinking or doing something harmful, yet thinking its OK?
The best position is always one of humility and openness to correction.
When we stand before Jesus, we should allow Him to reveal our ignorance.
Only then can we experience the truth that will set us free (John 8:32).
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, the more I learn, the more I realize I do not know. Help me to stay humble, and open to learn. And show me where I am still blind.