John 9:13-17

13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.

14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.

17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”

By example (v. 14), Jesus showed that works of necessity and mercy were allowed on the Sabbath.

Pharisees (v. 16) Perhaps Nicodemus was there — John 3:2.

In their arrogance (v. 16), the Pharisees believed Jesus could not be from God because He broke laws they had created.

All divisions are not necessarily bad, neither is unity always good (v. 16).

They couldn't deny that a miracle had occurred (v. 17)

The healed man still hadn't seen Jesus. He knew the Pharisees hated Jesus, but stood strong in his growing faith.

 

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