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FIVE KEY QUESTIONS

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FIVE KEY QUESTIONS

“Who, What, Why, When, Where? These are five questions kids learn in grade school or when first learning a language. It covers the basics and helps you understand the situation and context….”
– From the Article, 7 KEY QUESTIONS, on Consultants Mind Website

The above excerpt only mentions FIVE of the 7 Key Questions, because the other two, HOW? AND HOW MUCH? didn’t seem to fit in with a Post that deals with the Bible.

Anyway, wanna thank Bob Cronin for inspiring this post! 🙂 Bob was communicating with another individual, in another thread, and after they had made a statement, he asked, “WHY?”

For some reason, that stuck with me, and I started to ponder it… That question is one of the most important questions to ask, if one is seeking ‘understanding’… and, God DID tell us to ‘get understanding’!! Right?

Pro_4:5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Pro_4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

“WHY?” What a great Question!! … can be asked about anything!!!

A few months ago, I got into a (lighthearted) conversation with an acquaintance.. he made a statement about God, and I asked him “WHY?”… he proceeded to try to tell me why his statement was accurate… when he finished, I asked him, “WHY?”… he blinked, and then attempted to give me ‘more information’ to back up what he had already said, and then, I asked him, “WHY?”…. I could tell he was getting a bit frustrated with me, and I didn’t want to offend him, so, I told him to relax, that he had done a very good job of explaining, and that with his patient endurance, I had gained a LOT MORE INFORMATION, than I would have, if I had stopped enquiring with the first statement!

In his replies to me, he had been given the opportunity to tell me ‘why’ he had said what he said, AND the opportunity to examine that statement (in his own mind) to make sure it made sense… In doing so, he had a chance to analyze WHY HE Believed what he believed…. a good step toward ‘proving all things’!!

Isn’t that what WE are supposed to do? Prove All Things!!

1Th_5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Doing that isn’t just opening the Bible to see what it says, but, we also have to ponder and meditate on those things, and dig down deep to get the answers, (as much as God will give us) to the Five Questions: Who, What, Where, When, and, Why….

That way, we GAIN more knowledge, AND MORE UNDERSTANDING of that knowledge!

If you were a miner, out on the hillside, digging for GOLD, wouldn’t you try your best to get as much GOLD as you could?

Pro_16:16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Friends, there’s Gold in them, thar hills!

The FIVE QUESTIONS are powerful SHOVELS and PICKS that can help you dig it out!!

May God bless your righteous curiosity, and your continuing efforts to prove all things!

Ben.

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