Troubling questions

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Troubling questions

by Joshua Agan

Sometimes I get myself into trouble simply for asking questions. Asking a woman her age, her weight, or when she is due are all questions that open one up to trouble!

But some troubling questions are worth asking.

The most troubling question I have found is asked by Jesus in Luke 6:46, where he pointedly asks, “Why do you call me Lord, but do not the things which I say?”

Have you ever imagined yourself being asked this question by Jesus? “Why do you do this, Joshua? Why do you call me Lord (master) but you do not obey what I tell you to do? Whose servant are you, really?”

“Know ye not,
that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,
his servants ye are to whom ye obey;
whether of sin unto death,
or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Romans 6:16

The last few weeks, I have been asking myself and a few other people some specific questions along that line of thought. I did not like my own answers when I first started asking—and it turns out no one else liked the answers, either. But this trouble has compelled me to make real change in my life, because it matters.

These questions—troubling as they can be—have been enlightening to explore in light of Scripture, though, and I encourage you to ask yourself the same questions.

Don’t answer off the top of your head.

If this concerns you in any way, invest some time into each question, reason with yourself, and don’t let yourself off easy.

I reasoned this way:
Jesus is my Master (Lord),
I claim to be his servant,
yet I disobey him,
and he asks me “why?”
—don’t let an unfaithful servant off the hook easy when the master asks why. I must answer him.

So I asked myself these questions:

1) According to Scripture, what is the role and impact of obedience in the believer’s life? (Search throughout Scripture to get the full picture).

2) What role and impact does obedience have in my own life, compared to what I just read in those Scriptures?

3) According to Scripture, how much disobedience is acceptable to God before He no longer considers that person to be “obedient” to Him?

4) What will I choose to do with the information these questions have brought to my attention?

“Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not obey the truth?
This persuasion cometh not
of him that calleth you.
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”
(Galatians 5:7-9)

Posted on June 26, 2019, in Facebook and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Disobedience is wrong even one thought, Thank our God for His Son and Holy Spirit. 🙂

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