Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017


Mark 8:11-12

Then the Pharisees came out and began to dispute with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, testing Him. 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.”

Personal Challenge

"Why does this generation seek a sign?" The Pharisees would have had plenty of time to observe Jesus perform many of His miracles. They had every opportunity to know, not only what He was capable of doing, but also what He had done. Then why were they demanding that He show them a sign? They did not want to believe that He was the Messiah. They wanted to have a Messiah that fit their expectations. They did not want to give up their preconceptions and assumptions. Isn't this very similar to what goes on today? So many people seem to be quite okay with fitting Jesus, our Messiah, into their own box and when they are pointed to the truth about who Jesus really is they get offended and start pushing back or calling us intolerant or obnoxious. The truth is, that we do not, and cannot, create our own definition of who Jesus is. It is our responsibility to yield to God and His definition of who He is. This is why He has given us the Church to do this for us. Glory be to God!

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