“Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. […] He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.” (John 9:1)
“And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.” (John 9:6,7)
It is easy to help a humble person because they do not question or complain; they just obey. That’s exactly what happened in the blind man’s situation. He approached Jesus and asked to see. Jesus spit on the ground, made clay and rubbed it over the blind man’s eyes.
Let’s imagine this scene through the eyes of a proud person:
1- Rubbing spit over the eyes of a blind man is a total lack of hygiene. He is only doing this because the man cannot see!
2- It’s wrong of Jesus to send the blind man that far to wash his eyes, when He could heal him on the spot!
3- The man is already blind, and Jesus is putting clay over his eyes – that’s just wicked!
As you can see, it’s very difficult to help a proud person because they hardly accept that they are proud. Sometimes, they go as far as to say: “I’m just giving my opinion.”
On the other hand, it is very easy to help and honour a humble person.
The blind man did not question Jesus; he did not complain, he did not ask someone to help take him to the pool, and he was not concerned with what Jesus put over his eyes. Instead, he simply obeyed and was healed.
The humble will inherit the earth – this is what our Lord Jesus said.
Be humble, obey, persevere, and you will see the glory of God in your life.