The request for a sign revealed the character of that “generation’s” hearts. Jesus had already been providing signs, and his opponents were disputing their validity (12:22–24). All too often we ask for a sign and then ask again not convinced that what has been given is enough. Jesus explains that his generation needs no greater sign that He is from God than his own message. He insists that the only sign the sign-seekers would be given was the sign that God supplied the Ninevites: Jonah’s restoration after three days. The Ninevites repented without recognizing a sign, whereas Jesus’ opponents were too hard-hearted to repent despite the many signs he had been giving them. Jesus was greater than Jonah yet the generation were not prepared to repent.
Where am I asking God for more – is it to convince me of who He is? God is God and I need to get with that program and stop requiring Him to prove Himself!
Father help me to honour You and take You at Your Word – for You are Almighty, All loving, All wisdom…
Written by Ps. Richard Botta