Where in the Bible can I find Scriptures that God asks Questions?

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Speaker 1

Asking this question, where in the Bible can I find scriptures where God asks questions? That’s a neat question. Yeah. Well, Marie, that is a fantastic question. And actually there’s quite a few answers. A lot of places where God asks questions. The first one is actually in the book of Genesis in chapter three, if you remember at the fall, the first time we see God speaking to Adam and Eve after the fall, he’s asking a question and basically asked them, Where are you? Because they were hiding because of their sin. So there’s a lot of places in the Bible where God asks his people questions. But if I was going to say one specific place in the Bible where you see God asking a lot of questions, that would be the book of Job. It would be the last few chapters. I believe it’s versus 38 and 39. Let me double check, though, because I know I was looking at these because they were so interesting, and I really love how God is so good. Yeah, job, chapter 38 and 39, God basically in the book of Job. The story is that Job was a righteous man, and he had been brought up in the Council where all the sons of God, basically sons of God in the heavens, came and met with God to talk about where they’re from.

Speaker 1

And the devil comes and God says, what are you doing here? And he goes, Well, I’m here to represent my planet, which is Earth. And so he says, basically, I deceived the whole world. And God says, have you considered my servant Job? And after that, a whole bunch of terrible things happen to Job because the devil says he doesn’t serve you God for anything real. He just serves you because you bless him. And so God allowed some bad things to happen that Satan brought into the picture. He destroyed his property. He destroyed his health. All ten of his children died. His wife left him. Basically, he lost all his money, everything. And he’s just sitting there and then for 35 chapters, his friends basically just tell him it’s his fault and that he did something wrong. And he’s just arguing like, I didn’t sin. There’s nothing I did to serve this. And finally he asked God, Why did you let this happen to me? And for two chapters in Job 38 and 39, God finally answers Job and asked him some really interesting questions where he says, Where were you, Job? Where were you when I laid the foundations of the deep?

Speaker 1

Where were you, Job, when I made the fountains of the water? Where were you when I made these beautiful creatures? And so on and so forth. So there’s basically so many questions that God asks about, mainly about his creation. And Job never answers God, but it was basically to get Job to remember his place in the universe is that God is God and that he is not and so I think that’s what God does when God asks questions. It’s for the purpose of reminding us who we are, where we’re at, and how badly we need him. And again, we see that like I said in the first book of the Bible, Genesis three, verse nine Where God says, where are you to Adam and Eve after they sinned? God knew it was just to get them to complain, basically, and to share where they were at. There’s some other ones, but I don’t know, Jay, if you wanted to share some of those, but yes, if I was going to say the place in the Bible Where you see a whole bunch jokes 38, 39, but there’s many others as well.

Speaker 2

So to me, I like to talk about the first time we see God asking questions which is actually in Genesis. And the first question is, where are you that he calls out to Adam and Eve when they’re hiding to me, it’s like, wow, that’s the first question we see of God. And as you said, Tina Wright, it’s not that God doesn’t know he’s omnipotent, but he’s asking these questions to tell us information, including that he goes out looking for us. He doesn’t even wait for us to come to him. God is really out there searching for us and giving us a chance to call out to him. And then Luke eight, like, the woman touches Jesus and he turns around and says, who touched me? And Peter. I love Peter’s response. Oh, come on, Jesus. There’s this whole crowd around you. What do you mean? And Jesus really wanted to ask to give that woman a chance to reveal her faith and how it got acted in her life. And then John 810, to me, one of the most powerful questions Is that woman who was caught in the act of adultery And Jesus then turns to her at some point and says, woman, where are your accusers?

Speaker 2

That’s to me it’s such a powerful verse. There too so many questions. And, yeah, God always has the answers. But he teaches by the Socratic method at times where he asks questions to get us to think, uh.

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