“Blind as a Pharisee”
John 9: 41: “Jesus said to them, ‘If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, “We see,” your sin remains.’” You are only responsible for what you know. Jesus repeatedly told the Pharisees Who He was and performed signs in their midst, yet they proclaimed their superior sight showed them He was a false prophet. This blindness kept sheep such as the blind man’s parents out of the sheepfold (vv. 18-23), and led Jesus to teach about good and bad shepherds in response (John 10).
Saturday, September 5: “God’s Work”
Acts 13: 41: “Behold, you scoffers, and marvel, and perish; for I am accomplishing a work in your days, a work which you will never believe, though someone should describe it to you.” Is this still true, even today? For sure, “My Father is working even now” (John 5: 17), through any and every situation. St. Paul’s quote from Habakkuk applies as much in greatly despised 2020 as it did in years of abundance and tranquility. So don’t scoff, believe!