“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17).
If you are willing to listen, people will ask you questions. I have learned this principle as a teacher. Sometimes I must prompt students’ interest by provoking their thinking. What are these questions people often ask and from where do the answers come?
Some of the questions are basic to every individual who even thinks. From where did I come, why am I here, and where am I going? Other people have questions about such practical areas of education, careers, choice of a spouse, choice of friends, and on it goes. Some other questions are why did this or that happen to me, loss of employment, an accident, loss of a loved one, conflict in the home, what should I do in this situation, and the list goes on.
Where do we get the answers? The Bible has these answers. The Bible is not usually the first place we search. Some people refuse to face the problem and run from it. Others find a friend and ask. Why not pray first and ask God for help? Then go to the Bible and search for the answer. If the Bible does not give a direct answer to your direct question, it will give you principles to follow to limit the problem and direct you to solutions. Many times people know God will not lead them in the direction they want to go so they seek for someone to agree with what they want to do over the Bible solution. If we desire to know the Truth that will deliver from every dilemma, we need to go to the right Source. (More to ponder: Mark 12:24; John 5:39; Acts 17:11; II Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17; Hebrews 4: 12; II Peter 3:16).