I recently decided I was going to go back to page 1 and start reading the Bible from the beginning. I’ve skimmed through Genesis a couple times. I know the story of Noah and all that but I’ve never just read it cover to cover.
Something caught my attention very quick though, something I’ve never thought of before and I felt like a horrible Christian.
Where the HECK did Cain’s wife come from?
I was so confused. Was she one of Adam and Eve’s other unnamed children?
I know that is a whole other debate for a different post so I won’t get too into it but my point is…I had questions!
And I felt bad for having questions-like I was questioning God’s word or something. (That darn snake was in my head.)
So I asked a dear friend of mine, “Is it completely horrible of me to wonder where the heck Cain’s wife came from?”
You know what she said?
“Is it completely horrible that I’ve been saved since 2000 and I had to go back and read the context of what you were talking about because I didn’t know!?”
So we did some research together and and after we were satisfied with our answers we talked about how we felt about having this question.
IT IS NOT BAD TO HAVE QUESTIONS!
That’s how we grow! Me, a somewhat new Bible Study-er and her, someone who has been saved for almost two decades were able to help each other and grow in our faith and friendship at the same time.
Iron sharpens iron friends. It’s right there in Proverbs 27:17.
“As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.”
My friend felt bad because she felt like that was something she SHOULD have known but my questions made her dig. That’s how our roots in our faith grow deeper.
God’s Word is not something to be taken at face value. His Word is deep. We need to dive in. Ask questions. Plant yourself in the Bible and grow with knowledge and understanding of God’s wisdom, essence, love, and grace.
I know that the closer I get to God, the more I want to understand Him and His will. I know there are things about God that will always be a mystery, as they should be. If I was able to know everything about God like I do about say- my husband, would I hold him up on a pedestal? Would I look up to him as much?
That is WHY he is the almighty and powerful. We aren’t supposed to know everything about Him but we can sure as heck know as much as we can about His Word.
So dig deep my friends. Have the courage to ask questions and flourish!
God wants you to!