18 April: Proof and Validation

In this country, we’re innocent until proven guilty. So proof is huge for getting to truth. In today’s chapter the Creator God validated Jesus words with proof…

READ JOHN 9  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


To heal someone, with proof and proper validation, is still something very special. Each human optic nerve, for example, contains between 770,000 and 1.7 million nerve fibres. So, unless you’re an eye surgeon with incredible expertise, only God Himself can heal a man blind from birth! But what’s the proof and what’s valid, in a world that’s still awash with theories, speculation and clever tricks?

Being Sure of What You See
Being Sure of What You Think You Can See

In a completely unique way, when Jesus said “I am the Bread of Life”[a], He fed 5,000 men – besides women and children.[b]  When He said, “I am the Light of the World” [v5], He gave sight to someone who had lived in darkness from birth. [v1,20]  But although spending all his life blind, and therefore an uneducated beggar, the blind man seemed to be the only one in today’s chapter, who could see clearly:

“We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does His will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” [v31-33]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with the God who both sees and cares? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I will praise You with the stringed instruments for Your faithfulness, my God. I’ll sing praise to You with music, Holy One of all creation. [Psalm 71:22]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE on China[d]
  • Your Country: Victims of Credit Card Debt
  • Yourself: The needs of personal friends
  • Your concerns for today
When I consider the ravens, how they don’t sow or reap, Father God, they’ve got no storerooms or barns, yet You feed them. Thank-you that I’m much more valuable than birds! [Luke 12:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

For a time I abandoned you, Lord, but with deep compassion You bring me back. In a surge of anger, You hid Your face from me for a moment. But with everlasting kindness, You’ve compassion on me because You’re the Lord, my Redeemer! [Isaiah 54:7-8]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

You reveal deep and hidden things, O God, and You know what lies in darkness because light dwells with You. [Daniel 2:22]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[e] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

Jesus said: “Very truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” [John 5:24]

[a] John 6:35&48

[b] Matthew 14:21 & 15:38; John 6:1-15

[c] Matthew 6:5-15

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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