This Shabbat, the last Shabbat of this year, we'll read "Lo Bashamayim hee" – "It (the Torah) is not in Heaven". Many Commentators have dealt with that expression. A well known Talmudic story tells us about a Halachic dispute in which one of our Sages tries to convince the audience with heavenly signs, but finally, after another of our Sages stood up and exclaimed: It's not in heaven; decisions have to be taken by the (human) majority, G!d laughed and said: My children have overruled me, my children have overruled me.
Does that teach us that as human beings, we have to assume our own responsibility on our actions and not rely on heavenly signs?
Shabbat Shalom to all,