Believing witnesses 

New Testament: John 9.20–21

To read the Bible in a year, read John 9.1–23 on May 24, In the year of our Lord Christ 2023

By Don Ruhl 

Jesus healed a man of his blindness on the Sabbath, and the Pharisees objected to what Jesus did, believing that he violated the Sabbath. 

The man explained how Jesus healed him, but the Pharisees would not accept what he said. Therefore, they wanted to hear from his parents, who said plainly: “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself” (John 9.20–21). 

Still the Pharisees would not believe. They had the testimony of the man himself. The testimony of those who brought the man to the Pharisees, and they had the testimony of the man’s parents. 

Yet, that did not persuade the Pharisees to accept that a miracle had occurred and that Jesus must have come from God. 

That is what happens when you make up your mind before examining the evidence! A preconceived mind could cause you to lose your soul! 


  • How did Jesus heal the blind man? 
  • Do you use your health and that of your family to glorify God? 

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Don preaches with the Savage Street Church of Christ in Grants Pass, Oregon. 

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