Author: Ron Graham
—Which only God can answer
A collection of Bible studies based on profound questions asked in the Bible which have one thing in common: You can ask them, or be asked them, and know what they mean. But you can't answer them. Only God can. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
➤ What is Truth? —Pilate asked the question, “What is truth?” It's an easy question to ask, especially in the spirit in which Pilate asked it. But what is the answer?
➤ So You Are a King? —Pilate asked Jesus, “So you are a king, are you?” Pilate’s question and Jesus’s answer, show us three lacks: Pilate’s lack of faith, the accusers’ lack of truth, and the disciples’ lack of violence.
➤ What Shall I Do Lord? —Paul was travelling to Damascus to persecute Christians. Jesus confronted him. Paul yielded and asked, “What shall I do Lord?” Paul switched to a personal commitment, an obedient response, and a loyal subjection.
➤ Who is the Prophet Speaking About? —An Ethiopian, travelling by chariot on a lonely road, was reading Isaiah 53. He wondered who the prophet was speaking about. God answered his question.
➤ By What Authority Do You Do These Things? —Jesus drove the merchants out of the temple. The temple leaders questioned his authority. We look at their impudence, hypocrisy and dishonesty, and observe how Jesus answered (Matthew 21:12-15, 23-27).
➤ Lord, To Whom Shall We Go? —When Jesus asked his disciples whether they would leave him, Peter answered with the question, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life”. One of them, Judas Iscariot, did go to someone else. (John 6:68).
➤ Brethren, What Shall We Do? —After Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, the crowd asked the apostles, “Brethren, What shall we do?” (Acts 2:37). We compare Peter’s answer with the "Grace Alone" doctrine of preachers like Max Lucado who says, “My only contribution to my salvation is my own sin”.
➤ What Does the Lord Require of You? —In Micah 6:6-8 the questions are asked, “With what shall I come before the Lord?” and “What does the Lord require of you?” The passage shows that God requires your dependence, your attention, and your righteousness.
➤ What Is Your Life?—James asks, “What is your life?” (James 4:14).. There's not a lot of realism about life. The nature of life on this earth is fairly evident, yet people live life as though it were far different to the reality.
➤ Do You Not Know?—This lesson is about baptism, especially Paul’s challenging question, “Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:3)..
➤ What Shall It Profit?—Jesus asks what you would profit by gaining the whole world at the expense of your soul. He asks this question while teaching that his disciples must dedicate and sacrifice their souls to his cause. To save your soul you must lose it! You must deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow him.
➤ Did God Really Say?—The first question recorded in the Bible was asked by the serpent in the Garden of Eden. “Did God really say that you must not eat from any tree in the garden?” (Genesis 3:1). We learn a lot from observing how the serpent, Adam, and Eve, each handled the word of God.
➤ Was Paul Crucified for You?—Paul heard that the Christians in Corinth were no longer united in Christ. They had split into factions supposedly following rival apostles as equals of Jesus. Paul says, “Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1Corinthians 1:13).
➤ If a Man Dies, Shall He Live Again?—(Job 14:14). You could hardly think of a more important question than this. Is death the end of a person, or is there hope that death is temporary and the dead shall be raised up to live again? Job believed in the resurrection; so did David and Daniel. Jesus assures us of it.
➤ Why Do You Call Me Lord?—When Jesus was preaching, he asked this revealing question of his audience: "Why do you call me Lord, Lord, yet don't do what I say?" (Luke 6:46). Apparently there were people who paid “lipservice” to Jesus but did not obey him.