Questions in the Bible
Our Today devotions for November, written by Norman Brown, are centered on a variety of “Questions in the Bible.”
Someone has said there are more than 2,400 questions in the Bible. God asked many of them, including the one in which he asks Adam, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). Other questions challenge God: “How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1). Or they ask in wonder, “Where can I go from your Spirit? (Psalm 139:7). In amazement, Jesus’ followers ask, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mark 4:41). And he questions them: “Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29).
What is the role of these questions? All of these questions are included in Scripture to help us engage in our relationship with God. Questions invite us to wonder what God is up to. This month we will reflect on some of the many questions in the Bible, and we pray that the reflections here will draw you into the Word of God, to explore how we relate to the Lord our Creator, Savior, and King.
Chaplain Norman F. Brown served nearly 20 years as an active-duty U.S. Navy chaplain. He also served as a pastor to churches in Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey. After retiring in 2012, Norman and Ruth, his wife of 50 years, moved to Massachusetts near one of their daughters. They are grateful to God for their three married children and ten grandchildren.
As you read the Today devotionals this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!