We can probably think of common questions that we regularly bring to God and why we ask. But what about the questions that God brings to us? Why would God, who knows all things….ask US a question? Consider the following:
- He asked Adam, “Where art thou?” (Gen 3:9) Sometimes we don’t realize where we are in life and it takes the voice of God to remind us.
- He asked Moses, “What is that that you have in your hand?” (Ex 4:2) Many times the very blessing we need is already in our grasp.
- He asked Malachi, “Will a man rob God?” (Mal 3:8). It’s so easy to give our time to everything but the work of The Lord.
- He asked Ezekiel, “Can these bones live?”(Ezk 37:3). Sometimes you may think a situation in your life has died, but God is reminding you that it can live. It’s not dead. It’s not over.
- He asked a lame man, “Wilt thou be made whole?” (John 5:6) God already knows He has the power to deliver you but you need to want to be delivered.
- He asked Abraham, “Is there anything too hard for God?” (Gen 18:14). Think about that as you’re going through life. I don’t care what it looks like. It doesn’t matter what the situation is. There is nothing too hard for God to do!
The Lord, when He asks questions engages us with striking accuracy and exposes our mistaken notions about Him. These questions are as arresting to us today and are as able to penetrate our hearts as they were two-thousand years ago. God’s questions convict us and bring about change in us; they remind us of just who He is and who we are in Him; and they show us that He has already given us what we need to do whatever it is that needs to be done. When God asks a question, He doesn’t ask for Himself. He already knows the answer. He asks us because he wants us to stop and look at ourselves, understand and get the “ answer”. Many times that answer is within us and the blessing is already done. God is strategically altering our direction to it!