Some still want signs from heaven.
We only have a short time on this earth. So why spend that time trying to please people? Why waste energy proving yourself, defending yourself and trying to convince those who are only trying to trip you up that you have been sent to them as a gift? Jesus didn’t so why should you?
“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, ‘When evening comes, you say, “It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,” and in the morning, “Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.” You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.’ Jesus then left them and went away.” (Matthew 16 v 1-4)
Throughout Galilee Jesus drove out demons and healed a man with leprosy. 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 these religious leaders were relentlessly pursuing Jesus. 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.
If you know you are being trapped by those who are not for you, do what Jesus did? Walk away.