They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
Works of necessity and mercy are allowed, and the sabbath-rest to be kept, not so much for its own sake as in order to the sabbath-work. Christ chose to work his cures on the sabbath day to dignify and sanctify the day, and to intimate that spiritual cures should be wrought mostly on the Christian sabbath day.
How many blind eyes have been opened by the preaching of the gospel, that blessed eye-salve, on the Lord’s day! How many impotent souls cured on that day!
The poor man, finding that he had reason on his side, which they could not answer, grows bolder, and, in the prosecution of his argument, is very close upon them.
First, He wonders at their obstinate infidelity (John 9:30), not at all daunted by their frowns, nor shaken by their confidence, he bravely answered, “Why, herein is a marvellous thing, the strangest instance of wilful ignorance that ever was heard of among men that pretend to sense, that you know not whence he is, and yet he has opened mine eyes.”
Two things he wonders at:– 1. That they should be strangers to a man so famous. He that could open the eyes of the blind must certainly be a considerable man, and worth taking notice of.
(1) The unbelief of those who enjoy the means of knowledge and conviction is indeed a marvellous thing, (Mark 6:6)
(2) Those who have themselves experienced the power and grace of the Lord Jesus do especially wonder at the wilfulness of those who reject him, and, having such good thoughts of him themselves, are amazed that others have not.
Had Christ opened the eyes of the Pharisees, they would not have doubted his being a prophet.
Heavenly Father, remove, from their minds the delusional images which are corrupting their discernment. Lift the blinders from their eyes so they might see what path they have chosen to follow. Unplug the satanic filters from their ears so they might again hear your words through the Holy Spirit. Re-new their understanding and remove all false images and supporting lies that alter the truth. Bring before them Father the ability to know your Son’s eternal existence was at the beginning “intelligence” and originated everything that is, and then became the Word. I pray for this Lord in your name Yeshua Amen and Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.