Questions are one of humankind’s oldest tools of learning. With that in mind, the Right Questions are imperative for effective development.
They can be catalysts for discuss from the knowledge-giver. For instance, Philip asked the Ethiopian Eunuch;
Do you understand what you are reading?
That question became the driver for change for a man who was only a pilgrim.
They can be prompts from the knowledge-receiver, like in the case of The Rich Young Ruler to The Rabbi;
What shall I do to inherit eternal life?
They can directed inwardly like in the case of the Psalmist;
Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
Finally and perhaps most importantly, they can be the subject of our enquiry in prayers, hence Daniel asked;
Friends however we choose to exercise this potent tool, lets ensure they are directed the right way and we are asking the right questions. For the right questions posed to the right source, triggers and delivers the right answers, and ultimately – the right results.