HOW CAN A MAN ? DROWNING IN QUESTIONS?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
As a teacher I love questions? Questions can be a valuable teaching tool!
But know this QUESTIONING can be a hindrance to progress.
The Bible is full of questions.
The first question is simple: AM I MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?
Come let us reason together.
TEXT: (QUESTION) SMART MEN DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS...
Psalm 51:10 (KJV) Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV) And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS IN THE BIBLE THAT ARE GOOD TO PONDER.
JOB ASKED GOD MANY QUESTIONS?
THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE QUESTIONS:
WHY? WHY GOD?
WHY IS A GOOD QUESTION?
Job's friends posed many question to ponder? Question to Job? Questions for Job to consider?
SEEMS THEY COULD COME TO NO HUMAN CONCLUSIONS OR ANSWERS.
SO AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME GOD SHOWS UP AND HAS A PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP AND CONVERSATION WITH JOB!
You many be surprised HOW GOD ANSWERED JOB'S QUESTIONS?
JOB HAD BEEN TESTED FROM ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER...
DAY EVER DAY JOB WAS TESTED AND QUESTIONED GOD.
There had been 100's of questions Job and his friends pondered and questioned each
other and questioned God
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
READ JOB 38 and 39...
GOD STARTS A DIRECT DISCUSSION WITH JOB AND GOD IS HONEST AND DIRECT...
GOD NEVER ANSWERS ONE OF JOB'S QUESTIONS!
GOD ANSWERS JOB'S QUESTIONS WITH HARD QUESTIONS THAT JOB COULD NOT ANSWER.
Job if you think you are so smart to question God, GOD HAS A FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU?
Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
1. JOB'S FIRST DIVINE QUESTION FROM GOD...
Job 38:2 (NLT) “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?
2. HEY BUDDY, IF YOU DEMAND ME TO ANSWER YOU, TELL ME SOMETHING?
Job 38:4 (NLT) “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.
More questions come in Job 28:
3. Who determined the dimensions of the universe? Could you the survey creation and measure it?
4. What? and where? is the FOUNDATION that supports the systems of the universe?
5. How do the stars shine?
6. How about the seas, what keeps them going?
7. How do clouds float and keep fresh rain?
8. HOW DOES LIGHT WORK? Do you know light travels at 186,000 miles an hour?
There are at least 35 questions in Job 38 that we can not answer today?
There are 13 more questions God demands to know in Job 39?
THEN GOD TELLS JOB SOMETHINGS AND JOB LEARNS, MAN IS NOT AS SMART
THAT GOD MUST EXPLAIN AND TEACH US TO UNDERSTAND AND GET OUR APPROVAL
FOR HIS ACTIONS? THE QUESTIONS CONTINUE ...
Job 40:1 (NLT) Then the Lord said to Job, 2 “Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are
God’s critic, but do you have the answers?” 3 Then Job replied to the Lord,
4 “I am nothing—how could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand.
5 I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.” 6 Then the Lord answered Job from the
whirlwind: 7 “Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must
answer them. 8 “Will you discredit my justice and condemn me just to prove you are right?
THERE ARE OVER 63 QUESTIONS GOD DEMANDS AN ANSWER TO IF WE THINK
WE CAN DEMAND OF HIM...
GOD ANSWERS ALL OF MAN'S DEMANDS AND QUESTIONS BOLDLY ---
WITH THE QUESTION --- CAN HUMAN REASONING COMPREHEND GOD'S WORKS...
THE LORD CORRECTS JOB AND HIS FRIENDS --- THEY KNOW GOD AND HAVE
TO LEARN TO TRUST HIM...
Job 42:1-2 (NLT) Then Job replied to the Lord: 2 “I know that you can do anything, and no one can
Job 42:6 (NLT) I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”
Job 42:10 (NLT) When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave
him twice as much as before!
COMMON SENSE IS NOT ALWAYS COMMON...
SMART PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW IT ALL...
HOW CAN COME TO THE POINT IN OUR BRAINS TO UNDERSTAND WE NEED A NEW
BIRTH, A NEW HEART AND MIND... WE MUST HAVE A RENEWAL...
QUESTIONS CAN PROVE HOW SMART ARE HOW STUPID SMART PEOPLE CAN BE?
THERE WAS A QUESTION: WHOSE WIFE WILL SHE BE? HUSBAND #1? #5?
YOU DO NOT KNOW THE WORD OR THE TRUTH!
LET US RELEASE GOD HAS A PLAN... HE DESIRES TO INCREASE THE POWER OF THE
RELEASING OF OUR FAITH AND TRUSTING HIM?
John 3:3 (NLT) Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the
Kingdom of God.”
We need a RENEWING... QUIT FUSSING, COMPLAINING, AND PAYING STUPID TAX...
CONVINCE OUR HEARTS AND MIND GOD IS GOOD AND WE CAN ABSOLUTELY TRUST HIM!
NO QUESTIONS --- BLIND FAITH...
SEEMS MANY SMART PEOPLE CAN'T GET IT?
TEACHERS OFTEN DO NOT REALLY BELEIVE WE CAN TRUST GOD?
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter
the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
JESUS SAYS BOY YOU KNOW THE TRUTH ---
BUT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SET FREE... THERE IS MORE...
John 3:10 (NLT) Jesus replied, “You are a respected Jewish teacher, and yet you don’t understand
CONCLUSION: Will I make the commitment to COMPLETELY TRUST GOD'S PLAN
WHEN I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON?
WILL WE LAY AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS AND SAY GOD THIS OBSTACLE HAS A
REASON AND A SEASON... I WILL BOLDLY AND WITH FAITH AND CONFIDENCE FACE
ANY OBSTACLE THAT COMES MY WAY... GOD PROMISE TO GET ME THROUGH THIS,
AND I WILL GLORY IN THE CROSS.
God does not have to explain Himself or His words and works to no one....
WE WALK BY FAITH, WE MUST TRUST THE UNSEEN HANDS OF A MIGHTY GOD...
His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com