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What Hath Jesus Wrought?, Part 10 (Just Jesus Evangelistic Campaign, Day 135)

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TEXT: John 9:39-41

Charles Swindoll said, “Fortunately Jesus didn’t leave [the disciples] — or any of us — without hope or direction. Where we fail, Jesus succeeded. The only One who was able to recognize and follow His purpose from the beginning was Jesus. He alone was able to obey consistently and please God completely. And His divine mission was to make a way for each of us to do the same.”

After receiving the blind man as one of His disciples, Jesus seems to reassure him by letting him know that all that had happened to him was meant to happen. The rejection he faced — the criticism, the skepticism, the questioning — even his excommunication — was a result of him choosing to hold with Jesus rather than the religious leaders. Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”

By “judgment,” Jesus is stating that He has come to bring division — separation one from the other — to force people to choose sides, to make up their minds regarding Him. One of the results of Jesus coming to Earth was not everyone getting together, holding hands, and singing Kum-ba-ya. People had to make a decision regarding Jesus, and most times, as we see in the story of the blind man, the outcome was less than pleasant.