Daily Bible Inspirations

The Ultimate Question

by John Michalak

Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

In investigating any story, a news reporter asks six questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how. These questions usually supply all the answers necessary to tell the most complete story possible.

In living our own story, we tend to ask certain questions more than others. Some dwell on why. Some ask where or how. But the question that predominates most of our thinking is what.

What’s happening? What do I need? What can I do? What is the question that points to the events, actions, or things that appear to drive and sustain us.

God says it’s ok to ask what. God knows that our life circumstances and basic needs are important. But the ultimate question God says we should be asking is not what…but who.

We’ll worry less about what’s happening in the world if we know the God who sustains the world. We’ll be wiser asking for what we truly need if we submit to the God who knows what’s best for us. We’ll have more faith asking for what we need if we know the God who loves us and is faithful to keep His promises.

Ask and it will be given you. But make sure you ask who as often as you ask what.