Living in the “in between” is difficult. It happens when we are in between jobs,…
You are probably familiar with the saying, “There are no dumb questions.” I’d go a step further and say that all questions are good. It’s wise to ask questions. It proves you are thinking. I ask questions to make people think. That’s why I like ending all of my blogs with a question.
A questioning mind leads to learning, discovery, and sometimes more questions. That’s all right. Where would we be as a civilization if inventors and scientists didn’t pursue questions? And even if there are no accessible answers, I still think it’s good to inquire.
Have you noticed that Jesus often answered a question with another question? For example, when some spies were trying to trap Him, they said, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” He saw through their duplicity and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” (Luke 20:21-25, NIV).
There are lots of questions in the Bible. Here are a few examples.
Psalm 27:1 – The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 71:19 – You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?
Psalm 119:9 – How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Isaiah 6:8 – I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
Mark 8:36 – What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Romans 8:31-32 – If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Lots of food for thought, right? Here’s a link to a song I wrote when I was questioning.
“Where Is God?” from “Serenity”