Answer God’s questions. Why question them?

Does God ask questions? Yes. Too often we dodge His questions instead of answering them. Before God answers your questions, He may be waiting on you to answer His.

When God asked, “Adam, where are you?” He wasn’t trying to locate Adam. He was trying to help Adam realize that he was separated from God. Where are you?

Once God questioned me like He did Adam. I was a high school student sitting bored in church when this came to my mind: If you were born a Hindu what would you be today?” Intrigued by the question I pondered it and suddenly realized that I would be a Hindu. Another question quickly followed: “Why do you think you’re a Christian?” Like Adam I realized that I was separated from God. I falsely thought I believed but it was only because of the influence of the religion of my birth.

I accepted my unbelief and rejected Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible, but I realized that my belief in some sort of Creator, an intelligence or a force, was still in tack. I would have believed that regardless of my birthplace. After two years as thoughtful agnostic, I encountered a group of passionate Christ-followers thrilled about the living Jesus. I saw Him in them and have never been the same. I love God’s questions! Do you?

Here are some other questions that God asks people in the Bible. Just maybe He’s asking them to you.

  • “What is this you have done?” –Genesis 3:13.
  • “Where have you come from and where are you going?” –Genesis 16:6-10.
  • “What is that in your hand?” –Exodus 4:1-5.
  • “What are you doing here?” –1 Kings 19:1-10.
  • “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations?” Job 38:1-4.
  • “Whom shall I send?” Isaiah 6:1-8.
  • “Do you have a reason to be angry?” Jonah 4:1-4.
  • “Can these bones live?” Ezekiel 37:1-4.

“Examine yourself to see
Whether you are in the faith.”
Are you spiritually alive?
Were you born again
So that new life could begin?
Are you daily trusting God
To keep you from sin?
Do you strive
To seek Jesus first?
Does your heart thrive
In the ongoing presence of
The ever-living Jesus?

When you take the time
To honestly answer
God’s questionnaire,
You’ll begin to breathe
His spiritual air.

Be Spirit-led,
Make Christ your Head.
Listen to Jesus
And do what He said.
Then you won’t be
Spiritually dead.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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