Many people today are looking for a sign from God. Some are looking for signs that will give them clarity on a decision they need to make or for general direction in life. I have read stories like the picture of Jesus in a potato, toast, and many other things that people interpret as a sign from God. If you are honest with yourself, you probably have sought the Lord’s will in this way to some degree or another. Maybe you prayed and told God “if you want me to do this, then cause such and such to happen; if not cause something else to happen.” Often when this happens you are very sincere about your request and desire to follow the Lord, but the problem with this is that God has already revealed His will, and it is found in the Word of God.
Jesus was confronted with people in His day that were falling into the same sin we do by looking for a sign. Jesus, in
The Resurrection of Jesus is the main doctrine that sets Christianity apart from all other world religions. The Leader of Christianity, Jesus Christ, died like every other religious leader, but He was not abandoned to the grave, but rose again. As we approach Easter, we celebrate the fact that Jesus’ death on the cross paid our sin debt in full. We rejoice that it is by grace that we have been saved through faith and that not of ourselves. It is a gift of God. We rejoice in all of this, but it would not be true if Jesus had not risen from the grave. Paul said to the church in
We should take note that the early church didn’t look for signs but looked to the Word of God for direction in their lives. They continually devoted themselves to the Word of God and preached it with boldness. This Easter ask someone what is the significance of the resurrection of Jesus. Be willing to share that because Jesus conquered death on your behalf you can have eternal life by repenting of your sins, trusting in His work on the cross, and committing your life to Him.