We are a stubborn lot, we humans. God speaks to us and give us clear directions as God did to Ahaz: “Ask me for a sign”. Like Ahaz, we think we know better than God so we get self-righteous and say, “Who am I to test God?” The prophetic response is to the point:
“Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also?” (Isaiah 7:13).
Always be careful if you are tempted to question the ways of God. There is a reason God is giving you a specific direction. Do not try God’s patience with you today. – Ron Friesen