Questioning God

You will say to me then, ‘Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?’ But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why have you made me like this?’” (Romans 9:19-20).

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of questions found in the Scriptures—questions of faith which seek better understanding (like Mary’s “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” in Luke 1:34) and questions of disbelief which seek to argue with God (like Israel’s repetition of “In what way…?” in Malachi 1:2, 6, 7; 2:17; 3:7, 8).

Clearly the questions of Romans 9:19-20 fit the second category and ought to serve as a sobering reminder that arguing with God as a rebel is not the same as wondering aloud as a seeker of truth.

Asking hard questions of truth so that you can get a better and deeper understanding of God’s will and word is essential to spiritual growth. When answered with Scriptural accuracy, such questions are great spiritual blessings.

Asking foolish and endless questions which dispute with God and His word does not lead to godly edification. Such contain dangerous thorns with toxic roots which choke out and shipwreck your faith. They are to be steadfastly shunned.

Which type of questions do you ask of God and His word?

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