Quotable: Questions Jesus Asked – Take 2

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A piece of unverified Bible trivia I came across is that Jesus asks 307 questions in the Bible. True, some of the questions appear several times, being repeated in the different gospels, so the number of distinctly different questions is less – but you still can’t get away from the fact that Jesus asked lots of questions. While each had its own immediate purpose and context, they remain powerfully penetrating, and I have found it a worthwhile spiritual exercise to sit with some of the questions and to allow them to challenge me at deeper and deeper levels. As Christmas approaches, I have decided that I will take a different Jesus question each day and live with it through the day – coming back to it over and over again – allowing it to speak into my life.

I thought you might like to join me in this, so in the weeks leading up to Christmas I will post the 7 questions Jesus asked that I am thinking about during the week. Here are the ones for this week, all taken from the TNIV and all from Matthews Gospel…

  • Monday: Who is my mother, and who are my brothers? Matt 12:48
  • Tuesday: Why did you doubt? Matt14:31
  • Wednesday: And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? Matt 15:3
  • Thursday: How many loaves do you have? Matt 15:34
  • Friday: What good will it be for you to gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul? Matt 16:26
  • Saturday: What do you want me to do for you? Matt 20:32
  • Sunday: Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour? Matt 26:40

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