DayBreaks for 01/30/13 – What Questions Are You Asking?
I’m full of questions. I know that there’s an old saying about there not being such a thing as a bad question. I don’t believe that’s really true. I think that there are good questions – ones that lead us to grow – and bad ones that lead us to rationalize and try to escape our duties.
Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged us to ask the right questions when he said: “Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular – but one must take it because it’s right.”
What kind of questions do you ask when faced with a moral/social issue? Do you seek safety or what is right? Do you desire to “do the right thing” and give in to expediency? Do you ask yourself what it will make others think about you if you take a stand? Or do you simply ask, “What is right?” I have a hunch that’s what Jesus asked and then he set about doing it. It’s what he would have us do, too.
PRAYER: Keep us from evading the truth by asking the wrong questions, Lord. Give us not only the desire, but ability to do what is right! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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