God’s Questions

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What have you done?

Genesis 4:10


God asked a lot of questions when He already knew the answers. He asked Adam, “What have you done” (Genesis 4:10)? He asked Cain, “Why are you angry” (Genesis 4:6)? And He later asked, “Where is Abel your brother” (Genesis 4:9)? He asked Hagar where she was coming from (Genesis 16:8) and later asked her what was troubling her (Genesis 21:17). Yet for every single question God asked, He already knew the answer.

When Elijah ran from Jezebel in 1 Kings 19, God asked him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Even though God knew his reason, He let Elijah explain how Jezebel wanted to kill him and that he was the only one left who served God. If God already knew this, why would He ask the question?

When God asks a question, He wants us to speak what is truly in our hearts. Some of us wouldn’t know there was sin, fear, anger, or bitterness lurking in our hearts unless the Lord asked us “what’s your problem.” Adam needed to deal with his role in sin. Cain needed to confess that he killed his brother. Hagar needed to express her feelings about being mistreated and cast aside. Elijah needed to say out loud his reasoning for fleeing Jezebel.

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God’s questions are never too complex or complicated to answer if we are honest. In every situation that God asks a question, there is an answer from Him. God’s answers to our responses can vary: “Repent and turn away from sin,” “I forgive you,” “you are not alone,” or “keep the course that I’ve planned for you.”

It’s our responses to God’s questions that can determine how much we grow in the faith. When we honestly respond, God will act on our behalf and show us the next steps.

Prayer

Dear Lord, help me to hear and respond to Your questions in my life. Keep my heart from being hardened and unable to hear Your voice. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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