I am so tired. Because I was awake all night (while my little ones were sleeping) reading an amazing and very thought provoking book. 🙂
Throughout the Bible, many times, God asks questions of those men and women we read about. And if we are listening, many times today, He asks us some of those same questions. Have we ever really considered why though. Surely God knows the answers to all the questions He asks, before we even hear them spoken.
I love how Israel Wayne writes: “We ask questions when we don’t understand a matter. God asks questions because He knows all matters infinitely. “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and unfathomable His ways!” (Rom. 11: 33).”
I love how each chapter is a question. A question from God. Of course at the same time it makes it hard to read because I sit pondering for some time. The “answer” is within the chapter; an easy read. He has an easy, conversational, and friendly style of writing which makes some of those things that are tougher to chew on, a bit more palatable. These questions are ones we all at some point, may be struggling to answer.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry?” Genesis 4: 6
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.” — Job 38: 4
The question is not just for Job; nor Adam, or Cain….These questions are for us as well. Today. Talk about building faith! This is one of those books that I am definitely hanging on to – In fact we have been talking a lot in our home about character and how we are to develop one that is pleasing to God. This is a challenging read; if you pick up this book, I ask you to lay aside all that you think you know, and come ready to be engaged in a deeper way.
There is much within this book for each one of us to reflect upon; in fact I plan to read this again in the near future (with my oldest son, who is 8) and see what we can come up with. Perhaps this can be a new “series” on my blog as he and I together, answer these questions asked of us, by God. I have felt more and more, the need to really “be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have. …..”
C.S . Lewis said , “Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining ‘It’s not fair’ before you can say ‘Jack Robinson.’ ”
Let unlock the wisdom and the depth within His word. Too often we proclaim one thing in speech and another in our actions. I have heard it said that “to some, you may be the only Bible they read” so for that reason alone let us be strong and sure i our faith. And let us all have an answer to those questions asked of us that His glory may shine!