Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Answers Through Questions

Mark 2:6-7 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, (7) Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?

Here, in Mark 2:1-12, we have the wonderful account of four men who bring a crippled man to Jesus for healing. Jesus recognizes their faith (2:5) and forgives this palsied man of his sins. Not exactly what everyone had in mind to happen first - the scribes included. And so they begin to question this and by what authority Jesus could give forgiveness of sins. And it was only AFTER the questioning of the scribes that Jesus heals this man of his physical ailment (2:9-12).

What we need to realize today is that sometimes God allows us to go through struggles so that He may teach and try to reach others. So, it is often times that we receive the answer to our prayers when others see us and begin to ask questions of God. Take your difficult situation as an opportunity for God to show His Greatness in your life to others so that He may get the glory due His name.

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