Monday, November 28, 2011

We hate you. Do it again.

Still stuck on the Pharisees thing from two weeks ago.  This time, with a new twist.

Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
(Mat 12:22-28)
This time, Jesus tells them why they are wrong.  I'd probably be pretty annoyed by then if I were him, but then they get even more aggravating:

Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
(Mat 12:38)
Seriously?  SERIOUSLY?  I mean, what does it take around here?  It isn't like the man has been slacking off and failing to perform miracles.  Maybe they wanted a different type of miracle, or maybe they just wanted to confirm what they had already seen.  In any event, they just wanted to see more. 

This feeling hasn't gone away.  Many refuse to believe in God because He just hasn't done enough for them, in their estimation.  He's not as apparent as they need Him to be in order to satisfy their desires.  But then again, those of us who do believe often demand more of God than we thank Him for.  Are we ever satisfied with what God has provided for us?

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