Standing for Truth

So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” — John 9:24-27

So today, I will make a contemporary connection so you can see the context of this moment. But I don't want to you think that the contemporary connection I am going to make is my attempt to take sides. But the Inquisition of this text is a lot like the Durham Investigation. Religious politicians are looking for something that is not there, spending countless amounts of money and time to prove something they want proven to advance their agenda against Jesus. But in the end, the facts and the people prove something different.

So let's step back through this situation again. Jesus healed a blind man on the Sabbath Day, which was the second time he performed a miracle on the Sabbath. The religious-political authorities don't like it because this breaks from their oral traditions. Working to entrap Jesus, they first interrogate the man. Then his parents. And they don't get the proof they need. So go round two with the formerly blind man. All they need from him is a testimony that Jesus is a sinner. But the man can't and won't testify to this. The only fact he can attest to is that he was blind and can see.

But notice this. This inquisition and the judgment of Jesus hang on one man. Only one man. One honest man. One witty man. One man who will not be corrupted by a false narrative or fake news. One man will only testify to the truth about Jesus and will not cave to the pressure. And I love the sarcasm of his response because sarcasm is the sixth love language.

Gentlemen, this is where we are in our time. These are the men we need. Men of discernment. Men of integrity. Men of truth. Men who will testify to the truth with discernment and integrity when pressured by a false narrative or fake news. But remember, the truth we testify to is not our opinions — it's biblical truth. It's about Jesus. So get out there today — testify and be witty.


  1. How am I currently standing for truth in my life? In what areas am I facing pressure to conform to popular narratives or compromise my beliefs? How can I strengthen my commitment to biblical truth?
  2. Am I exercising discernment in the information I consume and the opinions I form? How can I ensure that I seek the truth and not blindly accept everything I hear or read? What steps can I take to deepen my critical thinking and discernment skills?
  3. Do I consistently maintain integrity in my words and actions? Are there areas where I need to align my behavior more closely with my beliefs? How can I cultivate a character of honesty, humility, and consistency in my testimony?

DO THIS: When pressured, stand for the truth of Jesus.

PRAY THIS: God, grant us the courage to stand for truth, the discernment to navigate false narratives, and the integrity to testify boldly about Jesus, anchored in Your unchanging Word. Amen.

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14 thoughts on “Standing for Truth

  1. Eddie Ackerman says:

    Do you ALSO want to become His disciple? Key word there. Not only is this now seeing man testifying to ONLY the truth as he knows it and not even THINKING about bearing false witness against another person. He is also testifying to the fact that he WANTS to follow the Man that healed him, and in a thinly veiled frustrated attempt to silence or anger his interrogators, he goes for the throat, trying to get a rise out of these leaders, as they have been trying to get out of him.

  2. John Schmidt says:

    Thanks Vince for today’s devotion and reminder to stand for and speak truth in this world. Doing that can be done both courageously and with a gentle spirit. That’s a challenge for sure.

    I also want to thank you for you 7-part study on Challenges Men Encounter. I lead a men’s group and we will land on session 5 tonight and each time it has been a blessing.

    • Vince Miller says:

      John! You’re welcome, and I’m glad today’s devotion resonated with you. Standing for truth and speaking it in the world can be quite challenging, but remember that with God’s help, we can do it courageously and with a gentle spirit. Keep up the great work!

      I’m thrilled to hear that the 7-part study on Challenges Men Encounter has been a blessing to you and your men’s group. It’s awesome that you’re leading and facilitating those discussions. Session 5 tonight, huh? That’s fantastic! I hope it continues to inspire and encourage everyone in your group. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do to support you. Keep living all in, my friend!

  3. Daniel says:

    I have loves the section for two reasons. First the blind man being sarcastic in his testimony. That would be me. The second reason is this blind man is asking to see again and Jesus spits in to the ground to make mud. If I’m the blind man and I hear someone hocking up some spit, I’d say ” ya know I’m good have a good day” lol.

  4. Ruben T Garcia, Sr says:

    Vince, what a straightforward message, thank you for following the word in your teaching. My favorite song calling, men to stand for the truth is my The Gaither Vocal Band, “A Few Good Men” this has been around since I believe the late eighties or early nighties. When I need a reminder to stand for the Truth of God, I put this on. Hope you get a chance to listen to it.

    Love you Brother, again thank you for the TRUTH.

    • Vince Miller says:

      Hey Rueben! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I’m glad this devo resonated with you, and it’s always my aim to follow God’s Word in my teaching.

      “The Gaither Vocal Band’s ‘A Few Good Men'” sounds like a powerful song! I appreciate the recommendation. I’ll definitely make sure to give it a listen. It’s amazing how music can be such a great reminder to stand firm in the truth of God. I’m sure it will be an uplifting and encouraging song.

      Love you too, Brother! It’s a blessing to have you as part of the community. Thank you for your support and for valuing the truth. If there’s ever anything else I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Stay strong in your faith, and may God continue to bless you today.

  5. trent says:

    I need calm, plain, consistency in my dealings with the world. I tend to keep my views most;ly hidden so not to offend….until I get angry and then my view or opinion or what ever I have to say comes off more offensive than need be. Lord give me a bold voice for you while maintaining a calm, truthful, matter of fact….. dare I say loving, character.

  6. Jordan says:

    Vince, I’m not sure about the reference to the Durham investigation. I can easily find myself pulled into and upset by contemporary politics but have to remember a few verses:
    “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” and Jeremiah 17: 5 “Thus says the Lord, ‘Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the Lord.'” Yes, let us have the strength and conviction to stand for the Truth as found in scripture. Thanks for your ministry.

  7. Ryan says:

    Powerful message. Even at the threat of persecution, a man that loves Jesus will tell the truth and stay in the Truth. Thank you Jesus and thank you Vince for the daily reminder. May we continue to die to our own flesh.

  8. Tom Waller says:

    Amen on we are living in a time such as this. Thanks for bringing the real Truth to light.

  9. Marko says:

    I love you Brother. The sixth love language. Perfect! I pray God continues to use you in my life and the lives of others to point us to Him and see Him in the events that have and are unfolding around us every day. To God be the glory!

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