Why did God make the sky blue? Why do we have to go to school? Why do people not fly and birds do? Why can I not do that? Why not? The list of “whys” from children could go on and on. Every “why” question deserves a good answer or else the question will be asked again. “Just because” does not satisfy very often.

Many people ask God, “Why?” Why did this happen? Why did it have to happen to us? Why was I ever born? These thoughts remind us of Job, who asked, “Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when my mother bare me? Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should suck?” (Job 3:11,12).

Others will ask God, “Why should I be baptized?” “Why do I have to worship you more than once a week?” “Why do you not take away the evil in this world?” “Why can we not use a piano in the worship?” “Why did God chose the church of Christ as the church saved people are in?”

The secret things belong unto Jehovah our God; but the revealed things belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of the law” (Deuteronomy 29:29). The will of God needs careful and serious consideration. We do not really need to know “WHY?” Every individual must respond to the wishes, desires, and instructions of God without questioning His commands. We are His creation. God is all wise and all knowing. He knows what is best for us. We should respond to Him in faith. God would rather we change our question from “WHY?” to “WHAT?”

We need to find what God’s will is and obey it without question. Even though God’s way may provoke questions, be like Paul: Do not ask “WHY?” Ask, “What wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6).