Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Repetition of Miracles

God divided the Red Sea for Moses (Exodus 14). Later He divided the Jordan River for Joshua (Joshua 3,4). He repeated this for Elijah and Elisha (2 Kings 2). Does this mean you are not a true follower of God if God does not split a body of water for you? God does repeat miracles, to make a point and to show it is the same God at work. But for someone to demand that God do a particular miracle for them or give them a specific experience where it is not clearly commanded by God is wrong. It can end up encouraging people to drum up things that God has not intended for them in order to please others. Therefore, while we should not discourage God's working in a person's life, we should not force on them things just because they happened to us or others. God is working to accomplish His will in each of our lives, but we need to trust Him to do it in His own way (Ephesians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 3:5,6; Colossians 1:28,29).

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