Just recently the Republican presidential candidates participated in a debate where they were asked a series a difficult questions over a variety of topics. The purpose of the debate was to help the general public understand how the candidates stood on issues that affect our country. Some of the candidates “skirted” the question and tried to avoid answering truthfully.
I could not help but notice the parallel (and difference) between this debate and the series of questions (61) that were asked of Jesus, Some were honest inquiries. John 3:4, 9, Matthew 8:14. Some were not so honest; they were asked with the wrong motive. They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him [Jesus] John 8:6 But Jesus saw right through their questioning. “But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Mt. 22:18 Mark 12:15
Here are somethings we need to remember:
- Some people think that to ask God a question shows a lack of trust. but Jesus never condemned anyone who came to Him to ask a sincere question, so ask.
- Unlike presidential candidates, Jesus has the answer for every question, for He knows all things. He never is caught by surprise by anyone. He can handle your “toughest” questions.
We have this promise, “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;..” So bring your questions to Him.