Let's begin, shall we? Many times in our lives, we wonder why things happen
the way they do. Most things happen because of the choices we make,
but some things happen because God intended them to, for His glory.
Itís a doggone shame that even in these instances, many times we are
so Ďblindedí by the world, that we fail to Ďseeí Godís purpose. Youíll
Ďseeí what I mean when you sojourn along in this Glory Bible verses journey about giving the glory to God story.
One day Jesus saw a man who was blind from his
birth, and His disciples asked Him, Master, who did sin, this man, or
his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this
man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be
revealed in him. I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it
is day, the night comes, when no man can work. As long as I am in the
world, I am the light of the world.
When he had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the
spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and
said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by
interpretation, Sent.) Let's take a lil Glory Bible verses field trip ... Remember the pool at Bethesda in our last
story? Well, this pool is on the South side of the Temple. The blind
man went his way, washed and gained his sight. The neighbors and those which before had known that the man was blind,
said, Isnít this the man that sat and begged? Some said, This is he:
others said, He looks like him, but the man said, I am he. So they
asked him, How were your eyes opened?
As you can see most wanted to attribute the healing to the Glory of God, but some doubted. He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash:
and I went and washed, and I received sight.
Then they said to him, Where is he? He answered, I donít know. So they
brought him to the Pharisees and it was the Sabbath day when Jesus
healed him. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had
received his sight. He told them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I
washed, and now I see. Some of the Pharisees said, This man is not of
God, because he doesnít observe the Sabbath day. Others said, How can
a man that is a sinner do such miracles?
The To God be the Glory Bible verses story tells us that there was a division among them. They asked the blind man again,
What do you say about him, that he has
opened your eyes? He said, He is a Prophet.
But the Jews didnít believe that he had been blind, and received his
sight, until they called the parents of the man, and they asked them,
Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now
see? His parents answered them, We know that this is our son, and that
he was born blind, but by what means he now sees, we donít know, or
who has opened his eyes. He is of age, ask him, he will speak for
himself. His parents said this, because they feared the Jews, because
the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed that he was
Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue, so his parents said, He
is of age, ask him.
Again, they called the man that was blind, and said to him, attribute this miracle to the Glory of God. Give God
the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. He answered and said,
Whether He be a sinner or no, I donít know: but one thing I know, that
I was blind, and now I see. They asked him again, What did he do to
you? How did he open your eyes? He answered them, I have told you
already, and you did not hear, why do you want to hear it again? Do
you wish to be His disciples?
We see in this Glory Bible verses story that they knew that the Glory of God was involved but did not want to give Jesus any credit. Back to the story ... Then they reviled him, and said, You are His disciple; but we are
We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we donít know
where Heís from. The man said to them, Why here is an amazing thing,
that you donít know where Heís from, and yet He has opened my eyes!
Now we know that God doesnít hear sinners: but if any man be a
worshiper of God, and does His will, him He hears. Since the world
began no man has opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this
man were not of God, He could do nothing. The Pharisees answered him,
You were altogether born in sins, and youíre trying to teach us? And
they cast him out.
Then, in this Glory Bible verses story, Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He
said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God? He asked, Who is He,
Lord, that I might believe in Him? Jesus said to him, You have both
seen Him, and it is He that talks with you now. And the man said,
Lord, I believe. And He worshiped Him. Jesus said, For judgment I
have come into this world, that they which are blind might see; and
that they which see might be made blind. You know by the words and deeds of Jesus, that He performed this miracle to the Glory of God.
And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, and
asked Jesus, Are we blind also? Jesus answered them, If you were
blind, you would have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your
How many times during his life do you think that man wondered why
he was born blind? God used him in this Glory Bible verses story as a tool to perform a miracle on him to the Glory of God. God intended for Him to be blind for that very moment, to show His power. Just
think, if that man had his sight since birth, he may never have
believed in Jesus, because the world blinds many people to the truth.
Our To the Glory of God Bible verses study on the story of the blind man healed at the Pool of Siloam miracle reveals that praise should be given to the glory to God in all matters despite what people may say. To God be the glory !!!