LOOKING FOR SIGNS

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Text:  John 7:28-31

How many signs are enough?  For those in the crowd who believed in Jesus, He had done enough.  They said, “When the Christ comes, will He do more signs than these which this Man has done?” (John 7:31).  Others were doubtful – they needed more wonders before they could believe.

Do you ever fell as if you need a big, obvious sign from God?  Do you ever want proof that God is going to do as He says?  Would a miraculous gesture convince you that God is going to be faithful?

In Luke 16, Jesus answered such a sign-based faith with a parable.  As the rich man faced the torments of perdition, he felt certain that if his brothers had a special messenger, they would take heed of the judgment awaiting them.  Therefore, the rich man asked Abraham to send the poor man, Lazarus, back to earth from heaven to give his brothers the message of salvation.

However, Abraham did not hon0r his request; rather, he revealed a sobering truth, “If they do not hear Moses, and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead” (Luke 16:31).

Jesus voiced a similar theme in John 7:28, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true.” You know Christ and His character.  You know that He has the ability and wisdom to help you. After all that, do you still doubt?

People who do not believe God’s track record will hardly be convinced by miraculous signs and wonders. A.W. Tozer has written, “The unbelieving mind would not be convinced by any proof, and the worshiping heart needs none.”

Do you keep asking for signs in order to believe?  Then you are asking for the wrong thing.  Instead, look to God.  He has been faithful throughout history and He will most certainly be faithful to you.  If you need assurances to the trustworthiness of His character, you have a huge treasure trove of examples in Scripture. So make your faith sure – HE WILL DO AS HE SAID, YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF IT!

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