Question Time

So often I get asked really dumb questions

Luke 20:27-40

Reference: He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” (‭Luke‬ ‭20‬:‭38‬ NIV)

Explore: I try to be patient at work, but one thing I really struggle with is stupid questions. Let me clarify…

If someone has a decent question, I am more than happy to spend time taking them through my answer. However, so often I get asked a question where the person already has access to the answer.

If we think before we ask a question we may just find we already have an answer.

Did you scroll down to read the whole email? Did you look in the last minutes? Did you check your notes?

When I know someone already has the answer it makes me frustrated that they have wasted my, and ultimately their, time.

Application: If I get frustrated over these little things, I can only imagine how much Jesus wanted to tear His hair out when being asked some of the questions He was asked. And He was asked questions all the time.

I guess I need to take a leaf out of Jesus’ book though, and be more thoughtful and considered in my answers. Even when people were trying to trip Him up with their questions, He would turn it around to make it a teaching opportunity.

While I think we could all be more thoughtful in the questions we ask of others, let’s see every opportunity as a chance to teach the character of God.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the multitude of ways You love and teach us. Amen.

What question do you have of Jesus?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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