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Are we really entitled to miracles?

February 13, 2018

 

If you had heard how generous a wealthy man was, would you go up to him and ask him to prove it by giving you $100k, no questions asked? The most likely response to such a request would be a very justified, “no.”

 

This is similar to what the Pharisees wanted from Jesus when they asked Him, “show us a sign,” a miracle that was specialized for them alone. Jesus refused and went away, but later warned His disciples to not allow such an attitude to grow in them (the yeast of the Pharisees).

 

Are you expecting entitlements from Christ? Sometimes, i read of His compassion and miracles, and i want what others received, but the Lord has no obligation. The moment the Lord gives in to entitled expectations, He is no longer Lord—it’s why He won’t do it. There can only be one Lord, and His name is Jesus. The ones who experienced signs and miracles trusted Christ whether He did them or not, and as a result, they experienced amazing things.

 

Can we walk in partnership with the Lord, even if He does no miracle at all? In all the stories, Jesus always provided what was needed, and sometimes it was just enough for that particular day. Let us walk in faith, and we will be amazed at what Christ does all around us. If don’t, we won’t see anything.

 

Mark 8:15--And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

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