Luke 16:31 Unwilling to Believe

“He said to him, If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” Luke 16:31

Jesus told a story of Lazarus and a rich man, who both died. Lazarus went to heaven, while the rich man went to hell. The rich man asked that Lazarus be allowed to warn his brothers about what happens after death. He was told that his brothers had Moses and Prophets to listen to and they would not believe a person from the dead.

It is very common for people to ask for a miraculous sign from God in order to believe. Often they state “if God would just do…., I would believe”. Jesus had to deal with this Himself when He walked among the people. He even had to deal with it right up to the point of His death on the cross.

When a person demands a miraculous sign from God, he is putting himself as the one in control, and not really allowing God to be in control. There is no faith in that.

Jesus had risen from the dead and, yet, many people still refused to believe in Him. The leaders even spread lies of His body being stolen, though no body was ever found anywhere.

Look all around you and see the miracles of every day life. Where did everything come from? How does everything work the way it does? These are all signs of God.

Read God’s Word and it tells you what is required of you. Now, you must believe it. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the trap of wanting more miraculous signs. Don’t try to provide miraculous signs to unbelievers who refuse to believe.

God provides miracles to add to your faith you already have. They are not there to start your faith in Him.

Believe God’s Word today. Let others know what God is saying also.

I pray today that you will believe God today; that you will not need to see miracles to believe in God; that you will know all of God’s Word; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.


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