I Need A Sign, But God

Sunday December 13, 2020

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

It seems everyone is asking God for some type of a sign. I’m sure you are as well and you join a plethora of people over time who have asked God for a sign. Abraham asked for a sign. Pharaoh demanded a sign. Joshua requested a sign and Gideon asked for multiple signs. The Pharisees sought a sign from Jesus to prove He was the Messiah, as did the large crowds that followed Him. Jesus informed the Pharisees and the crowds on two different occasions that their motives for seeking a sign were not pure or honest. Therefore, He informed them that, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign” (Matt 12:39; 16:4). Many people feel that if they are to advance in their journey with Christ Jesus, they need a sign to boost their confidence to continue their spiritual journey. David, in his time of need sought God for a sign as well. If your motives are pure and you are in proper alignment with God’s Kingdom, when you feel that you need a sign, you can anticipate your “But God” moment when your need for sign from God intersects with God’s message to you.