Scott Postma

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How or Why?

The questions you ask and their priority in the hierarchy of importance reveal something about your soul.

For example,when you read Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth,” do you first ask how? or why? It’s not that either are illegitimate questions, but which one do you ask first?

The modern man is mostly interested in “how?” (i.e. How did it happen?) The medieval man, on the other hand, was more concerned with “why?” (i.e. Why did God create?)

Which question gets under your skin more? Which question lodges in your craw and keeps you up at night?

See Job 3:11; Psalm 2:1; 10:1

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About Scott Postma

Scott is a writer and teacher living in North Idaho. He loves teaching the Great Books, writing and blogging, and collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

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