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A man blind from birth, disciples asked, "who sinned?"

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John 9:1-7
1And passing by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? 3Jesus answered, Neither has this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God might be revealed in him. 4I must work the works of Him who sent Me, while it is day. Night comes when no man can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world . 6And when He had spoken these things, He spat on the ground and made clay from the spittle. And He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. 7And He said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which translated is Sent). Therefore he went and washed and came seeing.
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Insights
  • All sickness is a type of sin since it is on the body, Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?, 1st Corinthians 3:16. However, as we see in this healing, all sins are not of a personal nature. Living in this fallen world alone can at times bring sickness, disease and infirmities.
  • We do not know if this blind man was seeking his healing, Jesus could have sought him out. But, the blind man was willing to take action and go and wash in the pool of Siloam.
  • Before receiving his healing the blind man had to, by faith, go and wash in the pool of Siloam. The pool of Siloam was approximately ¾ of a mile from where Jesus put the clay on the blind mans eyes.