But God allows rebellion, and the Pharisees hear Jesus saying that He had come into the world for judgment. The Pharisees think they are judging Him, while the opposite is the truth!
Jesus divides the world into “the blind” and “those who see.” But the category “those who see” is really “those who THINK they can see.” Eavesdropping is okay until one realizes that one is eavesdropping on a conversation about oneself!
“What? Are we blind too?” Apparently they still saw the man born blind as a man who was still blind. The construction of their question is such that they are expecting a “NO!” answer: “We’re not blind too, are we?”
I love how the Lord Jesus let people come to their own conclusions. He doesn’t answer their question “Yes!” or “No!” But He says, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin . . .” So, in one sense, they were not blind. Is Jesus saying that one’s ignorance of one’s sin means one is not guilty of sin? (to be continued — and finished!)