Why You Don't Need or Seek for a "Sign"

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Mark 8:11 Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him. 12 But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”

The Pharisees had a problem, they were religious leaders that lacked authentic faith in God. They prided themselves on being authorities on all things pertaining to God and the Scriptures, but did something very foolish. They asked Jesus to show them a “sign” to prove Himself. Have you ever asked for a sign?

After all Jesus had said and done, they had the audacity to ask for a “sign from heaven.” If you were a chef, and had just prepared an outstanding meal that customers raved about, what you think if someone asked you, “Show me a sign that you are a real chef?”

The Pharisees were masters of deceit and self-deception. They did not have a relationship with God and were envious of Jesus. Because of a lack of faith, they asked for physical proof.

Here’s the lesson to ourselves: Do not assume that your prior status of being a Christian is sufficient for today’s walk of faith. The Hebrews said, “Now, [not yesterday] faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (11:1) Beware of looking for outward evidence of God’s promises to you. Seeking signs is evidence of complacency and a lack of faith.

So long as we maintain a vibrant walk with the Lord, receive His Word, and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit, your “sign” will always be the inward witness of the Spirit of God and your confidence in his promises.

2 Corinthians 5:7, For we walk by faith, not by sight.


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