The best way to know about something is to ask about it. The best way to know what you are supposed to be doing is to ask what it is. “What” is an important word. It wants to find out. It wants to know the way to go. It wants to know how to do it. It wants to know why. We should want to know the “what” any situation. Especially the important ones.
The most important “what” we should be asking is: What does God want me to do? What does it mean to follow God. What does it mean to repent of sins. What is going to happen. The importance of the “what” is found several times in Scripture.
John the Baptizer made himself available to teach and baptize all who wanted to come to God confessing and repenting of their sins. Their were some who came to be baptized but they wanted to know what it meant. They wanted to know what they were suppose to do after they repented of their sins. Luke 3:10-14 reads: “And the crowds asked him, ‘What then shall we do?’ And he answered them, ‘Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.’ Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, ‘Teacher, what shall we do?’ And he said to them, ‘Collect no more than you are authorized to do.’ Soldiers also asked him, ‘And we, what shall we do?’ And he said to them, ‘Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.'” They asked “Now what?”
The was a rich young guy who happened to be a ruler of sorts who came to Jesus seeking to know about salvation. Notice what He asked: “What do I still lack?” (Matthew 19:20). He wanted to know what was missing. What wasn’t he doing that he was supposed to be doing? Sadly, after he got his answer he turned away sorrowful because he loved his money.
On the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 we have the biggest question of them all. Acts 2:37 reads: “What shall we do?” They asked this question in regards to their need for salvation. They heard the Gospel of Jesus preached, realized their sin and need of forgiveness, then ask the “What.” They wanted to know what they had to do to be saved. And they were told. And they did it.
I need to ask God “What.” You need to ask the “What.” What does God expect of me? What has God told me to do? What is pleasing to Him? What is there in my life that I still need to change and make right in the eyes of God? What price was paid for my sins? What will happen if I don’t live for God? What will happen if I do live for God?
The only way we will ever know anything is to ask the “What.”
Do that today. Ask God important questions. Ask God what He wants you to do. He has given us His answers. All we have to do is open our Bibles and listen to His Word. WHAT are you going to do today? Do WHAT is pleasing to God.