Think about how many times you have wanted to ask God a question. Some of them to satisfy your curiosity: Why did you create mosquitoes? Did Balaam’s donkey really talk? What is heaven like? Some of them to understand life: Why is there so much evil in this world? Why did you let my brother die? We all want to ask God questions from time to time.
But did you ever think that God might have a few questions to ask you?
Where have you been lately?
What are you doing with your life?
Do you love me more than these?
I suspect that, even though he knows the answers, God would like to ask me a thing or two. And I suspect that the questions he asks would be much more relevant for my life than the questions I am likely to ask him. I also suspect that God’s questions would make me uncomfortable. Not that he would be unloving or unkind. It is just that to be kind we sometimes have to make people question themselves.
We have begun a seven part series on questions that God asks us. The questions are all taken from scripture and all reflect on our relationship with God. I hope that the questions will not fall on deaf ears, but will make us honestly reflect the lives we are living as children of God.