-Everyone that came to Jesus needy and humble, He was always willing to help and to save them from their bondage to sin and Satan. But he rebuked and sent away with empty hands and souls those who came to Him asking for signs with the intention to test Him or to catch Him in a fault. Of course, He is God; He sees the heart, the motives and the intentions. God hates proud hearts that instead of believing the truth use any stupid excuse to test Jesus. They feel capable to judge Jesus by their human and finite minds. -Pharisees came and Jesus reproaches, “This generation.” The generation of Jesus’ time, as well as ours and the desert generation have the same curse, that is, unbelief. We don’t want to know the truth; we don’t want to come to light because we love our sins. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:20) Now, today we receive God’s light through means of grace, and we are told by the Scriptures in John 4:1 that we should test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. As we read our Bibles and listen to God’s word being preached we should test if our understanding of the Scriptures comes from the Holy Spirit or from our own opinion or imagination. We can be deceived by ourselves. God, give us your Holy Spirit to receive and believe your truth, to accurately test the spirits so we are not deceived by or own judgment.
The Pharisees came
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Entonces salieron los fariseos
and began to argue with him,
y comenzaron a discutir con El,
seeking from him a sign from heaven
buscando de El una señal del cielo
to test him.
para ponerle a prueba.
And he sighed deeply in his spirit
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Suspirando profundamente en su espíritu,
and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign?
dijo*: ¿Por qué pide señal esta generación?
Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."
En verdad os digo que no se le dará señal a esta generación.
And he left them,
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got into the boat again, and went to the other side.
se embarcó otra vez y se fue al otro lado.