( John 8:32)

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


That “missing the mark” is missing the truth that God is a God of grace is again

reinforced when Jesus healed the man that was blind from birth:

“For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may

see, and that those who see may be made blind.” Then some of the Pharisees

who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind

also?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but

now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains” (John 9:39-41).


Christ came to reveal God’s character of agape love to those who did not

know it—they were blind to it. Those that are blind through ignorance have

no sin—“If you were blind, you would have no sin.” But after believing in

Him, they now see God as He truly is. If they accept this good news, they are

free indeed—the truth has made them free. The apostle John goes on to say:


And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding,

that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His

Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life (1 John 5:20).


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