“He Worshiped Him” (John 9:38)

“I believe, Lord!’ he said, and he worshiped Him.” vs38

You will too: If you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, then you will worship Him, just like everyone else that’s truly believed.

Many believed on Him in John’s Gospel, but they turned away. They didn’t know the depth and magnitude of His teaching, and when they found out, they picked up stones to stone Him (John 8:59). Scripture says repeatedly that there was a division because of Him, but those taught by Spirit and truth, worship Him as the Father commanded (John 4:24).

He is the Lord, meaning what He says is absolutely right and not to be challenged. He teaches us what it means to worship God, and we cannot come up with our own opinion, lest we fight against Him and damn ourselves. He is the Savior, meaning He has mercy upon whom He wills by a power He gives only to the blind. “If you were blind,’ Jesus told them, ‘you would not have sin. But now you say, ‘We see’–your sin remains (John 9:41).” The grace of God is not for those who can see but those who cannot: He saves the sinner to the glory of His name, teaching us what truth is.

He is the One the Pharisees hate! Religion despises the fact that He heals on the Sabbath, but this is justification by faith – that apart from works, we have peace with God (Rom 5:1). They hate the fact His disciples stand strong and DO NOT CARE that we’re cast us out! They have no power over us: The Son has set us free and we’re free indeed (John 8:36). He is the Savior by sovereign grace: There were many blind people and many at the Pool of Bethesda, but He does not save all of the wicked. He says,  “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants (Matt 11:25).” He is the Savior who saves by obedience: He told the blind man to go and wash, and then he came back seeing.

Do you believe the Lord Jesus Christ? Then worship Him by saving sinners. Get locked in with His mission in this world, which is not to laugh but WEEP at the plight of the lost! They are hopelessly bound, but He can unlock them, and we have the promise, “Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying a bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves (Ps 126:5-6).” We can look at the dismal prospects of men and get discouraged, or even quit preaching because it is so hard, or we can look up to God – broken and needy – needing SOMEONE ELSE to be saved. This is bowing to the Lordship of Christ and believing on Him: it is doing what He’s commissioned and being made like Him by the Spirit.

Brothers, worshiping Jesus is the best thing going: Let us be about this business which shows our faith.

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