As we grow in our faith, it’s good to ask questions. Questions help us dive deeper into the Bible and learn more about God and how He reveals Himself in Jesus. God loves it when we bring our questions to Him. And it’s rewarding to pursue answers that help us live out our faith with wisdom and share the gospel (or good news) with others.
The Bible is full of wisdom, mysteries, truth, and life. It tells the story of Jesus: God in flesh coming to live with His people, die on the cross, and be raised from the dead to make the way for us to be with God forever. There are so many things you might be curious about when it comes to the Bible and your faith. Maybe you wonder about the people who came before you, who walked with God thousands of years ago. You can study the Bible to learn more about them. And what you find may leave you with even more questions!
It’s so good to take the time to ask all the questions you have. Jesus gives us community with other believers through the Holy Spirit, so you can talk to those who share your faith and bring your questions to them. You can learn from those who’ve been following Jesus and studying their Bibles a lot longer than you have. You can seek out trusted mentors and friends who will get into deep conversations, listen to your questions with patience and understanding, and pursue answers with you. You can also look for good books and other scholarly resources that will teach you some of the things you want to learn.
When you have questions to ask, ask them. Find answers. And when you don’t find answers, ask more questions. Dive deep into the Word and learn more about the God who loves you more than you could ever imagine. • Bethany Acker
• What kinds of questions do you have about God, the Bible, and your faith? Do you have someone in your life who can help you pursue answers, such as pastors, parents, youth leaders, or counselors? If not, you can ask God to help you identify someone in the future.
• God wants us to live according to His wisdom because He loves us and He knows that His ways lead to true life. He generously reveals His wisdom in Scripture and gives us understanding through the Holy Spirit. What are some ways we can study the Bible, either alone or with others?
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)