Walk away from those you cannot trust.
Mark 8: 11-13 “The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” 13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.”
In Capernaum Jesus drove out an evil spirit and healed many with diseases. It was a sign.
Throughout Galilee Jesus drove out demons and healed a man with leprosy. It was a sign.
Back into Capernaum Jesus healed a paralytic. It was a sign.
The Sea of Galilee had never seen so many miracles in its history. Jesus did all these. It was a sign.
Even the feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000 were all signs.
But the Pharisees come to Jesus in the region of Dalmanutha. They had seen or at least heard of the many miracles of Jesus. So why ask for a sign?
- It was a test. They wanted him to fail. They wanted proof of who he was. They wanted him to try and prove himself to them.
- It was in the middle of questioning. They were the mobile judge and jury. They already had made their mind up.
- It was to authenticate his preaching here on earth. A sign from heaven to prove what he is doing on earth.
Some still want signs from heaven. Not content with your hard work and ministry and even the results from it they want you to authenticate and to prove yourself again.
If you know you are being trapped by those who are not for you, do what Jesus did? Walk away.