Demanding Signs and Miracles
November 19 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
What is wrong with asking for signs and miracles? Nothing. Jesus did them. But, there is something wrong when we begin to demand signs and wonders. It dishonors God. It says, “God, I can’t take You at Your Word; You’ve got to prove yourself to me.”
The disciple Thomas said, “Except I shall see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe” (John 20:25).
When Thomas saw Jesus, he fell down on his knees (and rightly he should have). He said, “Lord, I believe…my Lord and my God” (John 20:28). But here’s what Jesus said to him: “Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29).
When you demand signs, not only is it dishonoring to God, but it is also dangerous to man. Signs and wonders can be very deceiving.