In what ways can you meet the physical needs of the people you are sharing the gospel with?

Daily Study from Lifeway’s “The Gospel Project”

Read John 9:35-41

35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
39 Jesus said,[a] “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.

Upon hearing that the man He healed had been thrown out of the synagogue, Jesus went and found the man so that He could reveal Himself as the Messiah. Jesus was on a divine mission, seeking out the redemption of the world through His impending death and resurrection, and yet, He went back to this man who had been cut off religiously and socially. The same Jesus who healed the man without prompting now sought him out and gave him true spiritual sight to see Jesus for who He really is. Jesus doesn’t just care about performing miracles; He cares that people see Him as true light.

Our true need isn’t just physical needs being met. Our true need is a spiritual need—to see Jesus rightly and worship Him. We mustn’t neglect physical needs, but as we work to alleviate suffering and meet the needs of those around us, we ought always to point people to Jesus.

In what ways can you meet the physical needs of the people you are sharing the gospel with?

Stay Thirsty for Righteousness My Friends…

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