When my children were younger, they each seemed to come to a point that all they did was point and ask, “What’s that?” The questions were endless and for a while, this stage of growth seemed like it would never end. Yet isn’t the point of asking questions to bring growth?
We have been encouraged to ask questions from very young. Here are just a few quotes on questions:
- “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” (Voltaire)
- “Learn from yesterday; live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” (Albert Einstein)
- “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” (Anthony Robbins)
- “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” (Og Mandino)
- “He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.” (Chinese proverb)
- “Questions wake people up. They prompt new ideas. They show people new places, new ways of doing things.” (Michael Marquardt)
Jesus also asked many questions as He interacted with the disciples and the crowds surrounding Him. In taking notice of His questions, I began to ask …
“Why did Jesus ask so many questions?”
In asking questions, I think He hoped to achieve three things:
- Engage the crowd or individual in conversation.
- Make them curious about themselves and Him.
- Once they were curious, teach them about Himself.
Each day I want to look at a different question Jesus asked. I am hoping to gain insight into the question. But more so, I hope we learn about the people Jesus cared for and in so doing, learn of the One who cares enough to ask us all the hard questions.
It’s October 1st and once again I will be participating in #write31days . My first time was in 2013 . I enjoyed it so much, I did a second go round last year too. I look forward to any who will join me on this journey – “31 Questions Jesus Asked”.
Day 2: Who Is Your Family?
Day 3: Are You Salty?
Day 4: Who Will You Love?
Day 5: Aren’t You More Valuable?
Day 6: Why Worry About Specks?
Day 7: What’s The Cost?
Day 8: What is a Good Gift?
Day 9: Who Will Trust You?
Day 10: But Who Do You Say I Am?
Day 11: What Will He Do?
Day 12: Who Touched Me?
Day 13: How Long?
Day 14: Are You Asleep?
Day 15: Why Are You Afraid?
Day 16: What Were You Discussing?
Day 17: Why Criticize Her?
Day 18: Didn’t You Know?
Day 19: Why Call Me Lord?
Day 20: Who Was The Neighbor?
Day 21: What About Inside?
Day 22: Do You Believe This?
Day 23: Are You Asking What I Meant?
Day 24: Will You Never Believe In Me?
Day 25: Would You Like To Get Well?
Day 26: Where Can We Buy Bread?
Day 27: Are You Also Going To Leave?
Day 28: Where Are They?
Day 29: Do You Not Say Four More Months?
Day 30: Didn’t I Tell You … ?
Day 31: Do You Love Me?