Most times, when I say things to my family, my second daughter will always ask why. Sometimes, we would be seeing a movie together and she would pop up some questions again; “Daddy why did she do that? Will they arrest that man?” I try to gently supply her answers each time. From her, I learnt to ask questions.

Friend, learn to ask questions. Your relationship with God and people generally would thrive better when you learn to ask questions. Assumption is not only the lowest level of knowledge, it can also be dangerous. It is those who ask questions that qualify for answers (Genesis 25:21-23).

Most divine communications would not come in full because God expects you to ask questions. When God sent Samuel to go anoint the next king in Jesse’s house, he was not told how he would go about it. It was not until Samuel asked the right question that the strategy was revealed to him (1 Samuel 16:1-13). Sometimes, people fail on the road of obedience because they fail to ask questions.

David would not embark on any battle without getting clearance from God (1 Samuel 30:8). Sometimes, the response that God gave him would contain the strategy to use (2 Samuel 5:23-24). David would not live by old revelation when there is a new assignment. He learnt to ask questions.

What would Christianity have been today if not that the disciples asked Jesus questions (Mark 9:28-29)? You might accuse Peter for being forward but you cannot deny the blessings that his inquisitiveness brought to us today (Mark 10:28-31). Some of Paul’s finest teachings came as responses to questions asked by people (1 Corinthians 7:1-6). You would get more from a pastor, teacher, mentor or boss when you ask questions (Proverbs 18:1).

It is better to ask stupid question than to behave stupid. Don’t let pride stop you from learning (Proverbs 1:5, James 4:6). Stop bottling ignorance while dying gradually. Ask God questions. Ask your boss or pastor questions. Seek for clarity when you need one. Never assume knowledge. It can be dangerous.

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria