The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God he could do nothing. John 9:30-33
Read Luke 7:18-23
The Lord Jesus had restored the sight of the blind man. The Pharisees only needed to turn to Isaiah 42:7 and they would have known with whom they had come into contact. He was none other than the Messiah of God! For what purpose was He sent? To open the eyes of the blind. It is as if the formerly blind man just wanted to say: You should know where my Benefactor came from, yet you speak against Him; this is contrary to the fact that He opened my blind eyes.
What a world of difference between the healed blind man and the Pharisees! The latter claimed to see while they were blind to the divine evidence placed before them. How blind the natural man truly is! But how great the revelation of God’s grace is when He reveals our blindness to us. How blessed when we learn to call: Lord, that I might receive my sight.
Look how the formerly blind man addressed his accusers in verse 31: Now we know that God heareth not sinners. In our thoughts we can just see him pointing to himself and those around him. We know that God does not hear sinners, but if any man is a worshiper of God and does His will, him He will hear. Everything had become abundantly clear to this man, so he held up the Word of God before the scribes. Moreover, he continued: Who has ever opened the eyes of anyone born blind since the world began? Then he ended his dialogue with the only conclusion possible: If this man was not of God, He could do nothing.
Thought: Everything depends on believing the evidence placed before us.
Psalter 73: 4,5 (based on Psalm 27) Though earthly friends no pity take, Yet Thy compassion knows no end; Even tho my father shall forsake, Even tho my mother’s love shall break, The Lord will be my friend. My heart had failed in fear and woe Unless in God I had believed, Assured that He would mercy show And that my life His grace should know, Nor was my hope deceived.