Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and asked Him, “We aren’t blind too are we?” “If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see’ your sin remains.” John 9:40-41 HCSB
The church where I attend has a special needs ministry. There is a class for children with special needs called, “Special Buddies”, and a class for teens and adults called, “Special Blessings”. One of the little boys who comes is blind and has been since birth. He uses a little cane to make his way around. He has adapted very well to his unusual circumstance.
In these verses Jesus was implying that the Pharisees were spiritually blind. They could not see or understand the true meaning of God’s Word. They thought they understood because they were students of the Scriptures and even taught others about the laws of Moses and the Ten Commandments. When Jesus said, “If you were blind, you wouldn’t have sin,” He was implying that if the Pharisees really did not know the Scriptures, they would have reason to be spiritually blind but since they knew the Scriptures they should have sight and know what to do. Therefore, they were spiritually blind.
Challenge: If Jesus were your spiritual eye doctor, what would He say about your eye sight? Would He claim you are spiritually blind like the Pharisees? Open your eyes and understand the full meaning of God’s Word. Since you know God’s Word, make sure you are living out your faith in your everyday activities.