We all get asked hundreds of questions a day. A 2013 study done in the U.K. found that mothers get asked the most questions per hour…more than primary school teachers, doctors and nurses. On average, these mothers field nearly 300 questions per day! Just be glad you’re not Google which processes 40,000 search queries every second which comes to over 3.5 billion searches per day!
All this to say, asking and answering questions is in our DNA. It’s how we learn. It’s how we communicate. I’m sure you’ve been told at least once to not believe everything you hear. Today, I’m going to tell you to not believe everything you think. Sometimes what we think and our preconceived ideas battle against the truth right in front of us.
Pilate had this battle raging in his head and heart when he was questioning Jesus before ultimately turning Him over to the Jewish leaders for punishment. He was face-to-face with the truth. He believed Jesus had no fault but didn’t let the truth sink down into his heart.
Pilate was faced with the most important question of his life. Do I believe what Jesus says or do I believe what I think?
Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” —John 18:37 NKJV
Who do you say Jesus is? Are you able to listen to Jesus and what He’s telling you today? What side are you on? Are you on the side of truth or are you against truth? Don’t let fear of others or your position limit your encounter with Jesus!
ASK—If someone asked you today “Who is Jesus”, how would you answer them?