PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 8:1-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Why does this generation ask for a sign?” (Mark 8:12)
Jesus was healing the sick and setting people free from demons.
Jesus was feeding thousands of hungry people, and even raised some from death.
He had to urge people to stop talking because too many people came to see his signs.
Jesus sighs deeply because despite all the signs, these religious people still want signs.
Jesus knows their hearts, he knows that no amount of signs will convince them.
They do not want to believe because Jesus is against what they already believe and want.
For someone stuck in their thinking, no amount of argument or proof will help.
(Just try this, try to show someone that their political or religious views are wrong).
Do I have a humble seekers heart, or am I challenging Jesus more like the Pharisees?
“Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” (Mark 8:11-13)
There is plenty of evidence to consider already, start with being open to that.
Jesus doesn’t perform on demand, and leaves the closeminded in their closemindedness.
Will I keep following with my questions, or will I quit if he doesn’t give me the answers?
Where is my mind closed, where am I already predisposed to NOT believe what he says?
Lord, I do have questions, but the signs I have seen are enough to convince me that your message is good, even if it is hard to understand and accept. I will keep following you!