The blind man
Jesus heals a man born blind on the sabbath and the chief priests don't see the miracle of sight they see that he was working on the sabbath! After questioning the mans parents and the man himself (several times) they still think he is a sinner then the formally blind man in frustration says
“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). De we look for the sin or the miracle in life? Do we want to judge based on actions or based on Christ's love?
Then comes the most distressing interaction in John 9:32-34 when the man begins
Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. 33 If this man were not from God, he couldn’t have done it.”
34 “You were born a total sinner!” they answered. “Are you trying to teach us?” And they threw him out of the synagogue.
They refuse to believe in what actually happened because it doesn't fit within their view of the world?
We would never do something like that.... would we???
The final word to those who thought they knew better than everyone goes to Jesus, in John 9:41 he says to the pharisees;
“If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.
We need to be careful of our claims, claiming to know what Jesus thinks says and does without judging it with the help of scripture, prayer, wise counsel and experience is perilous indeed. Any one who claims to speak for God will be judged more critically in the end of days (Matt23) we better be sure we aren't pharisees ourselves!