John 9:20-23

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John 9:20-23

Post  clark thompson on Sat 04 Jan 2014, 5:03 pm

John 9:20-23

King James Version (KJV)

20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.

22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

John 9:20-23

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one should confess him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.”

Revised Standard Version (RSV)
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20 They knew there son was born blind. People close to us will no how we were and see our change the biggest when we come to Him, it will be as if we were blind and now we can see.

21 The parents were amazed at him now being able to see but they did not see the power of God who healed him. Those close to us may not accept our change because of how we were. They may see how we were and say well he needed a change but never credit our change to the Lord. Jesus did not even when His family to the Way until after His death and resurrection.

22 The Pharisees had power but did not want their power to go to Jesus, who truly had power. Jesus was a threat of control for the Pharisees; people were listening to Him and not them. They wanted to try to do away with those who followed Jesus and outcast them if they accepted Him. Today there are places where one has to choose their family or Christ because they will not have both. Christ gives us all we need. The early church and the church in hated areas still have to choose Christ over their own life because they might die because of their faith. During times like this He will make His people strong because soon they will be in His presence.

23 The fear for the Pharisees was their power. Jesus has power by being God but things are done by people for Him out of love and not fear. Fear can control people for a time but love often takes a stand against fear.
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