As a child, I loved asking questions. I always wanted to know why things happened or what something was. My mind was intrigued by learning new things. Asking questions was one way that I was able to understand more about the world around me.
How often do you ask questions when you read the Bible?
Who? What? When?
Where? Why? How?
These are just some of the questions that we should regularly ask when studying the Bible.
Look at what James says about asking questions…
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.James 1:5 ESV
God is not stingy with wisdom. In fact, it’s His will for us to grow wiser as we mature spiritually. The Bible is a gift from God to learn more about who He is and His nature. It is full of examples of principles for kingdom living. Yet, understanding the concepts requires more than just reading. We have to keep our hearts and minds open to receive whenever we have study time. We must allow the Holy Spirit to guide and empower us to discern. When we approach the Lord with requests for understanding, He answers generously.
Jesus Christ teaches that we must be childlike in order to enter the kingdom. It’s an instruction to trust and remain dependent on God, much like a child’s relationship with his father. We must trust that what the Lord reveals to us is true. We must regularly go back to Him in order for our needs to be met. I also believe that it means we have to stay curious and ask questions. And as we grow in spiritual maturity, we will no longer ask child-like questions, but we will remain childlike in our posture.
Putting Things into Perspective…
Asking the Bible questions is one way that we can learn more about God’s kingdom. God doesn’t withhold wisdom from His children that seek Him earnestly. As we posture ourselves with childlike trust and dependence on God, we position ourselves for powerful downloads of God’s wisdom. Our spiritual maturity depends on our ability to approach our study time in expectation that the Lord will answer.
What question(s) do you like to use to dive deeper into the Word of God? Share in the comments below 👇🏾👇🏽👇🏿👇🏾
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