Posted by: Joe Palmer | February 2, 2011



By Jo Palmer

Do you know what the G on the Green Bay Packers Uniform stands for?   I know that is an obvious question.  But sometimes we ask a lot of obvious questions.  Remember Bill Engvall, the “Here’s your sign” guy?   He made millions making fun of the obvious questions we ask.

  • A guy grabs a skillet and then quickly drops the skillet, and his friend asks, “Was that hot?”
  • Someone sees a neighbor with a big truck and lots of box being loaded into it and asks, “Are you moving?”
  • A boat pulls up to a dock two men get out with a stringer of fish and someone asks, “Did you catch those fish?”

You get the idea.

There are also obvious questions we should ask.  I found a funny list of obvious questions we don’t ask.

Have you ever thought about these things? Some are quite funny….

  • Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
  • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat?
  • Why do banks charge a fee on ‘insufficient funds’ when they know there is not enough?
  • Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  • Whose idea was it to put an ‘S’ in the word ‘lisp’?
  • What is the speed of darkness?
  • Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’ when babies wake up every two hours?
  • Are there specially reserved parking spaces for ‘normal’ people at the Special Olympics?
  • If the temperature is zero outside today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?

The only problem is that sometimes the obvious isn’t so obvious as it seems.  The G on that Green Bay Packer uniform stands for greatness. If you watch the video at this link you will see  that even the Packers player didn’t know this fact.

So what obvious questions are we as the church not asking?  What are we assuming that we know the answer that we don’t.  Let me share a few suggestions of some obvious questions we should ask.

Who is God? Why are we so arrogant that we think we have really grasped the greatness of God?  Doesn’t God say we should seek HIm.

Psalms. 119:2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,Who seek Him with the whole heart!

“But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”  (Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV)

What is God’s will for my life? This is an obvious question but I wonder if many of us who call ourselves Christians are even asking it?  Do we look at each day as opportunity to do something for God?  This is an important questions because Paul says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1–2 NKJV)

The idea of a living sacrifice is someone who is giving their life to God and living each day to serve Him.

So what are some other obvious questions we should be asking?

Joe Palmer


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