The significance of blessings, signs, and miracles in the Christian life has been a massive blip on my radar the last few months. It has been a fruitful struggle, but in particular, I can't get over how futile this trio was for the Israelites of the Old Testament in producing a prolific and lasting faith. Despite this overbearing presence of God, His people were still unfaithful.
I now am baffled by the overt preaching from the Old Testament as evidence by people who demand such blessings, signs, and miracles of God today. Unfortunately, rarely do you hear of the constant unfaithfulness of God's people despite such blessings, signs, and miracles.
I find this type of reflection on the Old Testament beautiful because it so loudly proclaims God's crazy love and relentless pursuit for humanity. That is the God I gladly surrender my life to daily!
I'm no Old Testament scholar, but I think I got that one right.