Questions Jesus asked
During His ministry, Jesus asked many insightful questions. The questions were directed to His apostles, his followers, curious listeners, and even His detractors. His questions invariably invited or led people to make a commitment, to learn a principle, or decide on a certain course of action. Oftentimes these questions caused His listeners to learn something from the Spirit, or to grow personally as they answered the question themselves. The careful and prayerful consideration of these questions will allow us to grow through that same process.
- “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted?” (Matthew 5:13)
- “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?” (Matthew 5:46)
- “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?” (Matthew 5:47)
- “Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matthew 6:25)
- “Are ye not much better than they [the fowls of the air]?” (Matthew 6:26)
- “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” (Matthew 6:27)
- “And why take ye thought for raiment?” (Matthew 6:28)
- “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:30)
- “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” (Matthew 6:31)
- “Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them?” (Matthew 9:15)
- “Believe ye that I am able to do this?” (Matthew 9:28) Jesus asked this question of two blind men who had begged Him to have mercy on them (to heal them).
- “Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be?” (3 Nephi 27:27, directed to His disciples)