Yes, I am that person who tries not to interrupt the speaker, but wants all of those burning questions answered. I have faith but want more information. Our questions cannot bring about a different God. It is not true that he with the most answers wins. Rom 9:20 reminds us, “On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, ‘Why did you make me like this,’ will it”? I think this is perspective. I wish I knew more of God’s true nature and power so that I could honor all that He is. I’m in a world that wants to pretend that I am equal, somehow, to the Almighty. If I am answering to no one but me, I am a god unto myself. All authority and power are mine. That sounds easy if there is no Heaven and hell. Being selfish (as we all know) does have consequences in relation to others. Years ago someone pointed out to me that the first 5 of the Ten Commandments are vertical and the rest are horizontal. To relate to God best, have no other god’s before him, don’t make idols, do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, keep the Sabbath, and honor your father and mother. I’m not sure about number five except there is something about order. We begin in a home with parents so honor their position. That is training for life. For life with others, the next five follow: don’t murder, commit adultery, steal, lie, nor covet. God is not changing and these are His standards. Another thing that we can count on is that God is forgiving regarding the list above.
I remember a meeting where we were each to introduce ourselves in a candid way. I had to confess that I like getting my own way. I am like you. God is like that too. Why, why, why. Rebellion comes so naturally. God sounds restrictive if you don’t know Him. Because He is a loving God these restrictions are for us! God is not going anywhere but to go with God some questions may go unanswered. Rom 3:4, “May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as it is written, ‘That Thou mightest be justified in thy words, and mightest prevail when thou are judged'”. Yep, we can ask questions but so will God.