Reading: Genesis 12-15
For those of you who have children or who have been around children for any period of time, you know that they are just full of questions. What is this? What does that mean? When are we…? How does this….? And on and on. These are questions that, as a parent, I don’t mind. Sometimes I don’t know the answer, but I think that a child’s curiosity is a good thing. However, when I give my child an answer or I give them instructions that they don’t necessarily like, here comes that infamous question: “but why?” That question isn’t as easy to accept and answer. It is a question against my judgment. As a child of God, I believe scripture teaches us that asking a question isn’t a sin, but when He answers us, we should accept His answer and be satisfied.
Just for today, I will realize that there is a difference between asking God a question and questioning God. Abram had questions for God (Ch. 15:2, 8), but when God answered, Abraham was satisfied. He didn’t question God’s answer.