Demanding a sign from God

Matthew Bible Background

01.16.2018 – New Testament: Matt 12.38

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 12.22–50 on January 16, In the year of our Lord 2018

By Don Ruhl

Jesus had already done plenty of miracles or signs, nevertheless, the scribes and Pharisees approached Jesus, asking Him to do more,

Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You” (Matthew 12.38).

How many more signs would He have to do before they finally believed that He was the Son of God? The truth is, they never would have been satisfied, because they had already made up their minds that He was a fraud.


  • Why do you believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God?
  • Which miracle of His impresses you the most?

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