Imagine that you are a Pharisee.
You are on the way to meet and encounter, face to face a man claiming to be the Messiah (this happens to be Jesus) but you are very very skeptical of His claims and decide to test Him.
While walking to the meeting place you decide that you will test Him by asking Him to perform a miracle (walking on water, for example), and to answer a few deeply theological questions.
What would convince you more of His Truth?
- He performs the miracle and convincingly answers your questions to your satisfaction. On numerous occasions this was repeated.
- You are so overtaken with the splendour of His being that you forget all about asking any questions or requesting any miracles, for they are insignificant to what you manifestly see before your eyes, in awe. Every time you meet Him, the same intent for miracles etc is on your mind, but each and every time, you cannot come round to make the request.
As an add on, what else would you do?