The right question can uncover truth you didn't know was there:
Like why you have a time doing this or doing that.
Like why you have a hard time liking that one person.
It might even uncover what you hold in your heart.
The right question will show you if your words match your insides -- if what you say is what you do.
Jesus was (and is) so good at this. When his opponents tried to trap him he'd ask a question that would stop their schemes immediately.
I'll share two examples of this (click on the scripture to read them for yourselves):
They are short passages -- well worth your time.
The question that came to my mind today was, "Where does my giving come from? Am I giving God the left-overs? The stuff I don't really need? Or, am I giving what is precious to me?
In Mark 12:43-44 Jesus tells his disciples what gifts are the most precious. He says, "'Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.'"
Is it hard to give that check?
Is it hard to give all the cash in my wallet?
Is it hard to share my time?
Do I bristle inside when I am called upon to share what God has given me?
God doesn't make us share but boy, it is what he desires for us. For, in giving freely we open ourselves up to be able to receive his generous blessings.