PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Aug
07

I BELIEVE - I WORSHIP YOU!

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture
So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” John 9:17

Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” [36]He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” [37]Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” [38]He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. John 9:35-38
Observation
After interrogating the former blind man, the Jewish leaders called for his parents to be questioned. Jesus had obviously violated the Sabbath in their eyes, by doing good and healing the blind man. His parents verified their sons story. The Pharisees were ticked off!

It’s intriguing that like people today, God reveals Himself to people, along life’s way. The blind man recognized Jesus as a prophet (v17) but later Jesus finds him (Jesus went looking for him, which illustrates a Great Shepherd!) and reveals Himself as the Son of Man - a Messianic title.

The former blind man’s response... I Believe and worshiped Jesus!
Application
Jesus is more than a prophet - He is the Son of Man - Messiah, sent by God the Father! Jesus is God’s answer to the blindness of man’s heart - the darkness of man’s sin.

And my response, because Jesus pursued me, loves me, heals me and opens my blind eyes and heart.... I believe in You! I worship You!
Today, I want to live differently in the way that I worship Jesus. No, not just through a song - but through the way He wants me to love my wife and kids, help the needy, pray for the sick, care for and love the hurting!
Prayer

My prayer - I need you Son of Man - Son of God - Light of my world - Truth in my life! Thank You for opening my blind, evil and dark heart!
Help me to live our my “belief” in You - Help me to worship You with love for my family and people you’ve placed in my life and path! I LOVE YOU - I BELIEVE - I WORSHIP YOU!

Devotions for August 07

Zephaniah 1,2,3
John 9

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