#4221 – Questions Are OK

Good morning people who have questions for God

Matthew 11:2-6 NKJV And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.””

John the Baptist questioned if Jesus was the One…yet he had been so bold earlier.

John 1:29 NKJV The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

Jesus did not harshly rebuke John for his question. He pointed to the evidence that He was the Christ and He said, “Blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” In fact, have a look at what Jesus said about John just after John’s question.

Matthew 11:11 NKJV Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Jesus knew that John was in a difficult place at the time of his question; he was in a prison cell. For many faithful servants of God today you find yourself in a difficult place also. Maybe some questions have been raised in your mind.

If that is you, I encourage you the same way Jesus encouraged John: Look to what God has done and don’t fall away.

Jesus was gentle, gracious and understanding with John and He will be with you too.