This morning I had a wonderful conversation with a Christian sister on the phone where she thanked me for being a pastor that allowed her to ask questions.
I was considering the importance of asking questions as I turned to read Luke 1 and saw that Mary was not afraid to ask a question either.
Gabriel had just told Mary that she would be the mother of the Messiah and Mary quite rightly was a bit confused.
She questioned this, for as she said, “how shall this be, seeing I know not a man” (Luke 1 v 34).
This was obviously a very important question; Mary did not understand how this could happen.
In this situation Mary did not understand something and simply asked for clarification.
Upon this clarification Mary understood and believed (Luke 1 v 38).
This should be the same for you if you hear something in church that you do not understand; dare I say, even if it is from your pastor.
If you are told something by a pastor, teacher, leader or elder that you are not clear about you are allowed to ask questions.
Please ask them in the right way however, out of a quest for knowledge and understanding and out of respect.
However, never be afraid to ask questions of your spiritual elders; most of them will be happy to answer questions.
If they are not happy to be questioned then I suggest that you need to find yourself some new leaders.
Knowledge and understanding is the way to grow in your Christian walk and it is the role of a pastor or teacher to help increase your knowledge and understanding.
One of the best ways to do this is to ask questions!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for pastors and teachers that you have placed within your church in order to answer my questions”.
Luke 1 v 34…..Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man