“Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” (John 9:2)
My wife has taught middle schoolers for years and will tell you there is in fact dumb questions lol. Asking questions is usually always good!? But… the reality is that some kids ask questions all the time, while not really paying attention.they are just hiding being distracted by asking ‘smart’ questions.
In the story of Jesus’ life today, we see people asking questions of Jesus, but Jesus sees the real heart behind it.The teachers of Israel ask Jesus a question about a man, who was born blind. People think about punishment. Blindness should be something God has done because of the sins of the parents.
Jesus’ reply is: ” You are asking the wrong questions. And your focus is too much on the current reality, only on this life. Don’t observe from a distance, but see what God does.” So instead of asking the questions that mislead yourself, Jesus says: Take a look at what God can do or is doing! So don’t try to question everything, but ask Jesus to interfere.
Jesus heals the blind man in a special way. But even then, people are not in awe of what Jesus has done. They stay at a distance. And (in the next chapters) they keep asking questions.
Maybe this applies to you. You can have questions, but asking a question can also keep you safe. It keeps things at a distance. I know many people who keep a distance from God by asking “smart questions”
Bible: What is God showing me? What am I going to do about it?
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