I believe that God appreciates an inquisitive mind and a searching heart? Often we are guilty of forming an opinion before we have searched out a matter carefully, and considered many angles or possibilities.

Closed minded people ask questions but their response indicates that they already believe they have the answer. There is a great story in Mark chapter 2 about a paralyzed man and his four friends. Their tenacity and act of faith is a sermon all on its own. Before healing the man of his paralysis, Jesus said to him, “Son, your sins are forgiven!” You see, God needs to deal with the sin issue first before He moves us into other matters. Obviously, this man needed to be forgiven and healed. Some of the self-righteous Scribes were indignant and asked among themselves these two questions … “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” They thought they caught Jesus in an act of blasphemy! Well, Jesus had a couple of His own questions that He threw right back at them.

He questioned their reasoning and also asked, “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? Jesus answered in the form of action because He and they knew only God could do both. Jesus commanded him to rise and walk. Perhaps you have a couple of question you would like to ask Jesus!

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