Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” (v.39)
In this passage Jesus teaches us some deep truths. They are summed up in this truth:
Jesus’ life became the standard, showing us what righteousness looks like.
Jesus came to seek and to save those who were lost. John puts it best in one of the most familiar verses in the Bible.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17
He didn’t come to judge the world but to save it. So what does verse 39 mean: “I entered this world to render judgement?” It means that Jesus came to show us what holiness and righteousness really look like. To define them for us. He became the standard of truth so we could know it.
I am the way, and the truth, and the life – John 14:6
Jesus came to give sight to the spiritually blind.
Jesus did more than just show us where we fail – He enabled people to see their true spiritual state and how to change it. He is the very one that helps us see that and change. Without Jesus we are spiritually blind – but Jesus touches our spiritual eyes and makes us see.
Jesus came to show those who think they see – but don’t really see – that they are blind.
Jesus came to make it obvious to those who think they can see – those who think they are in a relationship with Jesus, but aren’t – that they are blind. This is the beginning step to seeing.
- How have you aligned your life to Jesus’ life lately?
- Take a moment and remember today how Jesus gave you sight when you were blind.
- Why is Jesus showing those who think they see – but they’re blind – an act of grace?
By: Tim Parsons