There is no worse blind
Reading: Luke 11:29-32
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, “This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.”
The multitude crowds together. Who do they want to see? Jesus? Yes and no.
They want to see signs, wonders, things that amaze them, but they are not as willing to follow the call that Jesus makes. A call to repent, and sincerely return to God.
The Ninivites heard the prophet Jonah, and because of their repentance, the Lord had mercy on them. The same queen of Saba traveled hundreds of kilometers to hear Solomon and his wisdom.
Now, the crowd has before them the one who is the fulfillment of every prophecy, who is wisdom itself (Colossians 2:3), but they are not willing to really hear and see.
How much proof do they need? How many more signs do they want to see?
The signs are not the end in themselves. The miracles, the liberations, each and every one of the wonders that they have been able to see point to Jesus and His identity.
Jesus is the one who has authority over nature, over demons, over sickness, and even over death itself. This is the proof of the identity of Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus is the Christ of God. Jesus is the Lord of the Universe walking on our earth.
MEDITATE: Are our eyes fixed upon Jesus or upon the signs? How many times are we distracted by what is irrelevant? As the saying goes, “There is no worse blind than him who does not want to see.” Lord, give us light!
Translation By: Emily Stader