by Holy Host
Scripture says in Deuteronomy 29:29
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”
This one verse makes two things very clear…in this life, there will bee some things you will know, and some thing you won’t know.
But as a human being, I’m sure that doesn’t always sit well with you. It is your nature to want answers to every question…every inquiry must be answered and wrapped up with a neat little bow.
But the quest for answers must be for the right reasons and you should always know why you seek the answers you seek. Are they answers you need to know, or answers you want to know?
Television shows like the various CSI incarnations, or NCIS and the like are entertaining but they also build a false sense of how answers are found…always, every time, without exception.
This false expectation can permeate your spiritual life as well.
There are times you ask questions of God that you couldn’t possibly understand.
Romans 9:20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?”
There are other times that you want answers to things you don’t deserve to know or they don’t really affect you…this is really nothing more than gossip.
Proverbs 20:19 “A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.”
Sometimes people you ask questions, not simply for the answer but to set you up for a fall…
2000 years ago the religious leaders used questions like “should we pay taxes?” to try and trap me into giving an answer that would make me lose favor with the Jewish people or land me in jail with the Romans. This shows that the Pharisees were not interested in finding true answers; they had their own agenda and used questions as weapons.
I too asked questions in the Bible. Often I used questions to teach people something about themselves or to lead them to the truth. I used questions to point out the hypocrisy of the religious leaders and those in denial about the sin in their lives.
So remember when you seek answers, they should be meaningful…not just answers for answers sake.
And also remember the most important question I asked in scripture is the most important question of all to those who seek real answers and the truth…
“Who do you say that I am?”….