- It leads us into wanting more & more extreme occurrences to happen as some sort of ressaurance
- We get into the thinking of – us doing or not doing things to keep God on side.. – when we feel we are in a place of blessing he rewards us with these signs- which is really cause & effect//punishment & reward… A FORMULA (& the opposite way of thinking: – when he is displeased – he withdraws & doesn’t performs signs & wonders –that is exactly how the children of Israel felt when they came into the promised land & the manna from heaven, shoes that didn’t wear out signs & wonders stopped… God didn’t love them any less – he was asking them to build into a new lifestyle of taking responsibility – but we know they grumbled & rebelled because he wasn’t doing it anymore – )
Cause & Effect thinking is biblically errant because the gift of salvation through grace is FREE…. (& our favour in God’s sight is not dependent on anything we could do) . This Cause & Effect thinking is a hinduistic Karma like viewpoint… ultimately it means again that we have not fully grasped, accepted or believed in the power of the cross for our salvation…& his unconditional acceptance of us & this is why these things are very very serious..
now if we are sitting with this mindset – we leave ourselves wide open to deception & probably without even realising it
James 4v8 says:
Draw near to God & he will draw near to you, cleanse your hands, sinners & purify your hearts, double minded people.
If we are secure in the knowledge of Him who has made us his own- why do we even need a sign & a wonder?