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I Have A Question For You

Posted: Saturday, September 1

 Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

Pastor Jon Brooks // College & Young Adult Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Job 40:1-42:17
2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Psalm 45:1-17
Proverbs 22:14

Verse of the day:

 “Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them. (Job 40:7 NLT)


It’s always been a popular pastime to question God. Why would a loving God create hell? Why is there suffering? Why is there evil? Why is God doing nothing about it?

 

God is not intimidated by our questions. In fact, God is always able to give an answer, but he does not always chose to. God does not answer every question we throw his way, nor does He promise to provide answers we’ll find satisfactory. 

 

Job experiences extreme suffering and repeatedly asks God ‘why’? But with no answers to his questioning Job and his friends come up with their own answers. Essentially Job accuses God and the friends accuse Job.

 

At last God breaks his silence and he has more than a few questions of his own!

 

Who laid the foundations of the earth?

Who did the surveying?

What supports its foundation?

Who decreed the boundaries of the sea?

Have you commanded the morning to appear?

Did you cause daylight to spread?

Have you visited the treasuries of snow?

Do you know where hail is made and stored?

Can you ensure the proper sequence of seasons?

 

And the questions go on and on. Perhaps in response we should with humility acknowledge our limited perspective and that God alone has the wisdom and knowledge to be God.

 

It’s fine to ask God questions, but the questions that truly matter will be asked of us by God.