Are you faithful—or looking for a “sign”?


“Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord, when He cometh, shall find so doing.” Matthew 24:45-46


It is sinful for us to ask God to “prove Himself” to us by some miracle or sign. But I guess we’ve all done it at some point or other.

When I was at Stetson University as a young boy having my quiet time in the prayer room, one time I asked God to move a chair from one side of the room to the other. I told him, “I already believe You, and I don’t want to insult You, but what a confirmation it would be to my heart and life if You would just do this small miracle.”

Isn’t that dumb?

I’m so glad God didn’t let the devil nudge that chair across that room and get me hooked on some kind of hocus-pocus. Jesus said that asking God for a sign, like this, is evidence of an evil, adulterous heart (see Matthew 12:39). Oh, that God would find us not looking for miracles but being faithful in all we do in His name.


Singer/songwriter Steve Green has sung, “May all who come behind us find us faithful.” Are those coming behind you looking ahead and finding an example in you? Are you faithful?