Most often, when we are asked a question, we immediately assume we need to have the answer. Few of us like to admit we don’t know; but most of us fear disappointing those whom we believe look to us for guidance. Revelation 7 gives us something to think about when one of the elders asks John a question that he can’t answer.
Sometimes questions aren’t looking for answers, they are offering them. Sometimes rather just blurting out information, God asks a question. If we are willing to listen rather to than rush to answer, to learn rather than to show what we already know, questions can then prepare our hearts to hear truth we’ve never heard before, and they can change our perspective, and even increase our faith.
In this week’s bible study we discuss one of the most important questions of the book of Revelation,. “Who are these . . .?” The answer shouldn’t surprise us but rather encourage us, that in the middle of tribulation comes triumph, that judgment can make room for mercy, that when God shakes everything He does it for His glory and for our good, which is always redemption.