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Asking The Right Questions

By Don Loftis | 03.14.18

Children have a way of asking tough questions.  Their difficulty often lies in our inability to understand exactly what they are seeking.  Is it information or merely reassurance?  The actual question deals with abstract concepts that they will not be able to understand.

 

Recently, All Pro Dad contributor, BJ Foster, shared the four toughest questions kids ask. His list included: (1) “Where do babies come from?” (2) “Why are some people mean?”  (3) “Why don’t we have (fill in the blank) that my friend’s family has?”  (4) “What’s a war?”  If you were ever asked one of these, how would you respond?

 

One night in Philippi, a jailor was awakened to an event that felt like an earthquake. He observed that all the cell doors were open and assumed that the prisoners had all escaped.  He was ready to take his life rather than be executed for allowing prisoners to escape.  Paul’s  declaration that no one had escaped, set the stage for the jailor’s famous question, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30).  Paul taught him about faith in Jesus, and led his entire family to be baptized that same night.

 

Of all the questions we might ever ask, nothing will be more important than one that deals with our eternal salvation.  We seek information about financial investing, physical health, and stress free living.  Yet the most crucial question is, “What must I do to be saved?”  Have you asked the question? Have you received the answer?  Have you acted on the answer?

 


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