No Doubt About It

1 Corinthians 15:1-6

Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

March 1

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

John 9:1-2

Incensed by His claim to Deity, the Jews took up stones to throw at Jesus (John 8:59). But not more than a stone’s throw away, sat this man whose life was abot to change radically and eternally.

The disciples voice the foundational question of all suffering: ‘Why?’ — and then give Jesus two possible answers. According to their reasoning, the blindness was the result either of the blind man’s sin or his parents’ sin.

‘The issue is not sin,’ Jesus would explain in verses 3-5. ‘Rather, this man’s misery gives Me opportunity for ministry.’

That’s the way it always is. Misery always opens the door for ministry. If you are going through difficulties, tragedy, sickness, or hard times, be careful that you don’t become introspective and wonder what you’ve done wrong to deserve it. Just as He did to His disciples, Jesus would say to you today, ‘Sin is not the issue. The question is not, ‘Who caused the misery?’ The question is, ‘Will you allow Me to use it? Will You allow Me to demonstrate My glory through it in order that a blind world might see My reality and be made whole?’

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day's Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Day's Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament. If you would like your own copy of "A Day's Journey" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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