4 x 6 Plan | Read: John 9:24-41 & 1 Thessalonians 1

“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25)

It is hard to know if you can trust a person. I had been working with a guy that I really liked. Spontaneous guy, gives energy and is funny. I involved him in all the work I did, and we became sort of friends. I trusted him. Unfortunately, I found out I could not trust him with finances. It was a hard lesson. And I could have known. He had a history of financial failures in the past…

You can like and befriend anyone..but when you counting on someone else..it’s ok to what has their life produced?

Let’s look at Jesus’ life in the text of today. It is the story of a man born blind who was healed on the Sabbath (Jewish Sunday). According to the leaders you could not work on a Sunday. So what Jesus did was wrong in their eyes. But over and over again, Jesus’ life makes it clear that He is not about rules, but about showing God’s character: caring about people, showing His love.

The healed man is called to the stage twice. The leaders don’t want to believe the man. He becomes tired of the interviews. He says, “Look at what happened. I was blind and now I can see. Look at the fruits of this act! Jesus must be someone special.”

After he suggests to them that they might become followers of Jesus too, he is thrown out. And then, Jesus meets the healed man again and He comforts him. This is such a clear sign of Jesus’ character. He is really interested and involved in people.  

Action Steps 

Bible: What is God showing me?  What am I going to do about it? 

Bless: Serve one person through word, action, or gift today.