Daily study from Lifeway’s “The Gospel Project”
Read John 9:8-12
His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”
But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
11 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
12 “Where is this man?” they asked him.
The neighbors of this man who now could see couldn’t believe their own eyes. They wondered if this man with sight was really the same man they knew to be blind or if he were just someone who looked a lot like him. The encounter with Jesus had so drastically changed the man born blind that those around him couldn’t help but notice. The general witness of the Gospels is that those who had a supernatural encounter with Jesus usually left the interaction significantly changed.
Following Jesus by faith will produce indelible changes in our lives that others should notice. The way we live, the way we speak, and how we interact with others will all be affected as we follow Christ. And as others wonder at the changes in our lives, we’re able to share about the One who changed our lives.
What is one way your life has been different since following Jesus?