Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Spiritual Blindness

35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."

37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."

38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.

39 Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"

41 Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.

Judge not, lest ye be judged. This is a favorite Bible quote from those who don't read the Bible. Jesus says right here that He came to judge. Those who are filled with themselves will be shown to be law breakers. Those who humble themselves will be shown grace. Those who sit in the front will be asked to move. Those who sit in the back will be brought up front.

Ask anyone today, "Are you a good person." Watch them tell you yes. Watch them proclaim their own goodness. Only those who admit their guilt will find forgiveness from the Savior.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Exactly.... (I love this blog and am sitting here reading through all of your posts!) Jesus said both... what do I say when people ask about these 'contradictions'. I know they're not, because the Bible is the Word of God... but I honestly haven't read enough of it to tell them the differences between these two sayings.. and that is frustrating. It seems that no one can answer this question for me. I'm hoping you can.