In our moral lesson for today, we are going to see what we can learn from the story of the man born blind.
And before we go into details, let us first and foremost outline the bible verse where Jesus gave sight to the blind man.
Bible verse about the man born blind.
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.John 9:1-3.
Moral of the man born blind in the bible.
The moral lesson we should learn from the man born blind is that generational curses or sin are not always the cause or outcome of human problems.
This is because the conventional belief in Christendom, and even Judaism where she was birth from; is that all human suffering is as a result of generational curses.
This theory stems from what God said in Exodus 20:5.
You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Therefore, the story of the man born blind today teaches us that most of the misfortunes we go through in life are not due to generational curses.
Rather, God uses it to make his glory manifest in our life.
But the problem is that our lack of faith is the reason we never get to see this glory of God.
The symbolism of Jesus using saliva and the washing in the lake to cure the man of his blindness.
The most important thing we should note about this scripture is the fact that Jesus had to perform some physical work before the man could see.
Unlike others He would just say “go, your faith has made you whole”, he spat on the ground and rubbed the saliva and sand on the man’s eye.
The saliva symbolizes God’s breath during creation, while the sand symbolizes the dust from whence human beings can from. Genesis 2:7.
And to make the whole work complete, He told him to go and wash in the river which symbolizes baptism.
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