Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 12, 2011

Pool of Siloam

Jn 9:7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam”  (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

I hope you don’t just read this one verse but get the context by reading the entire chapter of John 9.  Some people would read this as Jesus not doing a complete job.  Jesus went to the blind man.  The blind man did not go to Jesus.  Jesus reached out to the man unasked.  He man didn’t know Jesus.  Jesus reached down into the dust of the earth to heal the man’s eyes.  Then He gave the man a choice.  Trust enough in His power to obey and go the Pool of Siloam and wash or remain in doubt and remain blind.  The man chose to trust and went and washed and was healed.  Many times we don’t see the miracles of God because we remain in doubt or we don’t obey what He has already told us.  The blind man was taking ownership of the miracle Jesus was offering him.  God does not force us into belief or obedience.  He does not force us to step out in faith.  When we experience a need we need to check and see if God has already provided it but we are remaining blind to it through lack of faith or obedience.  The lack is never with God.  It is always with us.  The word Siloam means sent.  God sends each of us to a place of trust (faith) and obedience.  Let us go to our pool of Siloam today.

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