Should We Dare to Ask This Question?


Someone once told me that I ask dangerous questions. I think they meant it as a compliment, at least that is the way I took it. I don’t know if it is always wise to ask dangeous questions or even if dangerous questions ought to be our goal. But when I read this short quote from Robert Murray McCheyne it caused me to ask two “dangerous” questions.

“What a man is on his knees before God,
that he is, and nothing more.”

  1. Is that true?
  2. Does my prayer life make me something or prove me to be nothing?

Haunting and convicting questions. I suspect the answer to the first is yes. The answer to the second? Only time will tell. But the disturbing thought is that I am closer to nothing than something. 

Oh God, make me warrior on my knees lest I be a waste and a fool. Make me honest before you so that I might always be honest before all. Make me, (make each of us who name your name) a praise to your glorious grace (Ephesians 1:6, 12, 14).

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