KEY SCRIPTURE: John 9:3 KJV “Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”
The disciples of the Lord asked who did sin, that the man was born blind? They were looking for someone to blame.
They were expecting the Lord who knew every secret to just say, it was his parents or some ancestors. To their surprise, the Lord said, none of these. He said that it was rather for the glory of God to be manifested. God knows about the actions of all men. He does not guess but takes responsibility for what is His duty, and disciplines men when He has to. He is always perfect in His ways.
Now, talking about shifting blame; when the Lord confronted Adam about eating the forbidden fruit, Adam shifted the blame to Eve the wife, who also shifted the blame to the devil or serpent. The serpent who understood the significance and power of blame did not turn the blame to anyone but kept quiet. He knew by shifting responsibility, they were giving their authority into his hands. Satan took the blame and therefore accepted their responsibility for the act as well as the authority over them.
Never shift blame for what is your responsibility, for by doing so, you lose your AUTHORITY
God the Father always accepts his responsibility or Judges when necessary. He would always seek His glory. God is very keen on manifesting his glory.
That which glorifies God brings blessing to men.
What is the glory of God? The Lord at the tomb of Lazarus said the following to Martha Joh 11:40 KJV “Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?”
The glory of God is that which reveals His power as shown by His goodness to men.
This results in men exalting and praising Him. Miracles always reveal His glory. It is God’s desire to show His glory unto men. In the book of Exodus we saw God doing so many mighty deeds. All was done to show the Egyptians His glory.
Whenever you are in a condition that needs a miracle to get you out, just start rejoicing, because the Father is more eager to reveal His glory than you even want it.
Glory be to God, who does all things perfectly. His power and glory is seen in all that He does. My faith in Him triggers His miracles, that show His glory.
THOUGHT: GOD’S GLORY WINS MEN’S HEARTS
John 2:11 KJV “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him”
Isa 42:8 KJV “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”