Are We Asking the Right Question? {Video}

This is something I have been thinking a lot about lately that I want everybody to think about. Are you asking the right question?

Scripture Chain to Study Along This Line of Reasoning

“…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).”

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1, 2; KJV).

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:15-17; ESV)

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:9, 10; KJV).

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything” (1 Corinthians 6:12; ESV)

“All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up” (1 Corinthians 10:23; ESV)

“To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance” (Proverbs 1:2-5; ESV).

“Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing and studying and arranging many proverbs with great care. The Preacher sought to find words of delight, and uprightly he wrote words of truth. The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd” (Ecclesiastes 12:9-11; ESV).

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5).

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).

Other Cases to Consider:

  1. David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11). It didn’t start with a sinful step, but the unwise step of staying back home when he should have been leading in battle. He then was restless and happened to see a woman, again, not a sinful thing, but the sin came when he decided to linger and lust after her. From there – as you can read – things just got worse and worse.
  2. Our own case with co-signing. There was a time in our lives when my husband and I wanted to buy a business. At the time we couldn’t afford it, but a lovely couple in our congregation offered to co-sign with us. We started to go ahead with it, but in the end decided it was not a good idea – which caused a great rift in the relationship with this other couple. If we had only consulted God’s book of wisdom (Proverbs) we would have seen that co-signing was a bad idea. Had we sinned? No, but our lack of wisdom caused us pain. God had given us the way to avoid this pain, and we had neglected to look for it (Proverbs 11:15; 6:1-5). We learnt that lesson the hard way.

So I hope you can see (or begin to think about) the fact that it isn’t always about sin or what is right and wrong. We should be asking a different question, not “Is this wrong?” but, “Is this best?”

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6 thoughts on “Are We Asking the Right Question? {Video}

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it, Chantel! I really wish more people could see this point and begin to make their lives into what’s best, rather than trying to do the bare minimum and scrape by. Thank you for your encouragement! 🙂

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  1. YES!! Pastor Andy Stanley has a book titled, The Best Question Ever, along the same idea as your video, and it is life changing. When we measure our actions to questions like these, it sheds light on wisdom and prevents some mistakes. Great idea and great video! I’m so glad you shared at the Saturday Soiree Blog Party!

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    1. I have never heard of that book, I’ll have to look it up. Thank you for your encouragement! I know that I can definitely do better along this line of thought, but have come to realize that every time I do trust God’s wisdom and follow what I best understand to be the best way as outlined by His Word, my life ends up being a success! Where I ignore it, I find myself lacking. I grow more in love with God’s wisdom everyday! 🙂

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