Mark 8:11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, asking him for a sign from heaven, to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, and getting into the boat again, he went across to the other side.
Jesus had just fed the 4000 and there were seven baskets full of food leftover. This was amazing and the people who had listened to his preaching were astounded at what he was able to accomplish. His love and compassion was being revealed in his daily activity resulting in transformed lives.
The religious leaders weren’t all that happy with what he was doing. This was not the kind of Messiah they were seeking. Instead they expected someone who would act like Moses and they were probably looking for signs similar to the plagues of Egypt. Jesus was a disappointment to them because he only healed the sick and fed thousands!…