John 9:1-2 NKJV
“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?””
In this dispensation of Grace based on the finished work of Christ, the subject “Sin” is becoming more and more irrelevant while its effect is still evident. In today’s passage, the disciples asked Jesus a very important question when they saw a man who was blind from birth.
“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
The response of Jesus in verse 3 showed that their question was relevant.
“Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.” John 9:3
Jesus couldn’t have said, sin has no power to make a man blind but he said this special case is for the glorification of the Son of God. Sin still causes blindness till date but it may not be physical as illustrated in this passage.
Jesus has given us victory over sin through His death on the cross. He has given us the ability to live a life void of sin. As Christians let’s work towards living a life void of sin to avoid blindness of any form in our lives. Beyond this, living a life void of sin is another way to glorify God and to reflect God’s nature in us.