Jesus heals the man in chapter 9 and it is meant to be a sign to the Jews of how they were blind, but He could give them sight. The blind man that was healed was willing to be ostracized and rejected by the religious leaders to believe on Jesus; this was the way he received true “sight.” The works Jesus did clearly showed who He was, but still some could not see because they thought they already “saw” on their own.
John 9:41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.
In chapter 10 Jesus continues His message from chapter 9 and speaks about those who are His sheep. His sheep do not trust or follow the voice of strangers (the lying and hypocritical religious leaders), but they recognize the voice of Jesus Christ and are willing to follow Him. Jesus is the good Shepherd that is willing to lay down His life for the sheep and leads them into abundant life.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan