Mark 9:30-32 (NIV)
30 They left that place and passed through
31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise."
32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
They were afraid to ask. Jesus had been short with them before when they failed to understand. Most of the time He seemed patient, but now and then… Maybe it was just better to them not to ask this time. Ever been at that place?
Are there times when it seems better not to know? If we ignore certain things, can we be held responsible? If we avoid thinking about certain things or situations, do they go away?
Are there some things or areas that we don’t ask God about?
We might be afraid to hear the answer, afraid it might not be what we seek. Maybe that was why they chose not to ask. Perhaps that applies to us sometimes as well.
It is said, “God’s answers are wiser that our prayers.”