Many years ago, I was given a little book of questions. Great questions can help us think and process the different options and opportunities that lie before us. Great questions can help us evaluate the direction of our life and whether we are heading the right way. Great questions can help us imagine a better future or solution to our problems.
Jesus knew the power of asking a good question and making people think. Here are just a few examples:
- What do you think? (Matthew 18:12)
- Why worry, doubt or be afraid? (Matthew 6:28)
- Why are you thinking evil thoughts? (Matthew 9:4)
- Do you believe I can do this? (Matthew 9:28)
- Do you know what I have done for you? (Matthew 21:42)
- What do you want? (Matthew 20:21)
- Who do you say that I am? (Matthew 16:15)
You get the idea. Jesus invited his listeners to give thought to his words and to consider for themselves what he was sharing. Over the years, I have held onto my little book of questions and referred to it on many occasions, especially when challenged with different decisions.
Good questions can also spur us on spiritually. There is one question from the little book that always challenges me personally, and I will share it here for your consideration:
What three changes in me would most please God in heaven?
Something to think about this week.