What is the one thing? Bible Quiz

What is the one thing? Bible Quiz

These are Bible-based quizzes, meant to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the precious truths. After reading each question, pause for a few minutes and try answering the question. You can exercise your thinking, evaluate your understanding, perhaps even learn new facts.

Many find their walk with the Lord becomes stronger and better going through these questions which evaluate if you are perceptive in your Bible reading. Once the answers are shared, they look so obvious. That’s always the case. Then why we missed them in the first place.

I am sharing these questions since I found great joy in the answers which occasionally helped me in having a laser sharp focus in my life. The good thing is that often answers are straight forward, and they are given in the Bible. Often these answers are hidden for you to discover and increase your joy.

Remember the only purpose of these questions is so that each of us grows with the Lord. We will never ever know enough from and about the Lord. Every year faithful people from centuries past glean, get revelation of new facets about the Lord from the Holy Spirit and from the comforter.

Question 1) Do you know what is the one thing that is needed? You may want to know this especially if it is the one thing defined by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Isn’t His perspective the most important? Then we definitely need to know what He considers is the one specific thing that is required. (Pause for a few minutes. Only after you have guessed a few answers, only then go for the next question. (In a while, all the answers will be shared.)

Question 2) Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s prayer, otherwise known as the Our Father prayer. In that prayer there were specific matters sought for. This question is not about the Lord’s prayer. So change your attention from that. Can you indicate any specific matter Jesus asked us to pray for? Since Jesus asks us to pray for that, without doubt, it is quite important matter to pray for the same. Do you remember what it was? Can you share that? (Pause for a few minutes. Then go for the next question. (In a while, all the answers will be shared.)

Question 3) Jesus told his disciples not to rejoice about, ”that” but instead rejoice about, ‘this”. What is this thing that Jesus wants us to rejoice about? (Pause for a few minutes. Then proceed reading any further. (In a while, all the answers will be shared.)

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Answer 1) Jesus visited the house of his friends. Two sisters, Mary and Martha, had the privilege of Jesus visiting their home. Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear what Jesus told. Whereas Martha straight away went to the kitchen, and she was busy. Probably she was concerned about how to be a good host to Jesus, what dish to prepare to offer Jesus to eat. She may have had a few options with her, but she could have been confused as to which was a better option, what would taste good, what would Jesus like?

Martha could not ask and discuss or get any help as Mary was away, hearing what Jesus said with 100% focus and attention. Mary would have been so much immersed in what Jesus was saying, she did not realise the concerns or anxiety that Martha was going through.

After a few minutes, Mathatha could not hold on, she had to ask Jesus for help from Mary. She told Jesus. “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.” (Luke 10:40b)

Jesus told Martha that she was carrying many burdens, thinking and concerned about a lot of things. Jesus was saying that it was not necessary to be obsessed and concerned and worried about many matters. Most importantly, this was a specific occasion when Jesus came to their home. When Jesus came to their home, it was the most significant matter. Everything else paled away into becoming less significant and of far lesser importance. When Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, came, it was the most important matter. The most important matter was only to hear what Jesus said. To hear the living word which Jesus said.

Taking from the conversation which Jesus had with the Samaritain woman. Jesus told
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13,14 NKJV)

Mary knew this great truth of hearing when Jesus spoke. She knew how valuable it was to receive what Jesus told. She knew that she would be transformed into a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. Mary’s choice to sit at the feet of Jesus was the right choice. She heard what Jesus said with great eagerness with all her ears, all her body, mind and spirit.

Mary was most likely the good ground, on which the seed of the Word of God was falling with the expectation of a hundred-fold yield. This is what Jesus wants us to become: a good ground, with an earnest desire to hear the Word, for change, for transformation and a hundred-fold yield.

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Is the Lord telling this to one of us? “Martha (replace your name), Martha (replace with your name), you are worried and troubled about many things.

Is the Lord pointing us to someone? But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
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Answer 2) Jesus asks us to pray for labourers in the harvest. He says that the harvest is very great. So we are asked to pray for labourers because it is a great harvest, the opportunity at hand is awesome. Jesus laments that labourers are few. And since Jesus asks us to pray for this, it is an extremely important matter. Here is the reference verses.

Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2 NKJV) Similar verses are found in the Gospel of Mathew 9:37, 38.

Jesus also specifically asks us to pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. Hence, this is an important matter for us to pray for.

Jesus spoke about the old law and replaced it with the new law. Old law was to love your neighbour and hate your enemy. But Jesus changed that upside down.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ ]But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Mathew 5: 43-48 NKJV)

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Apostle Paul asks for prayer which is connected to what Jesus asked. You may want to take note of this as well. Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. (2 Thessalonians 3:1)
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Answer 3) Jesus asks the disciples not to rejoice about spirits being subject unto us. But rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

When the seventy followers of Jesus were sent two by two to the cities where Jesus was to go and preach. (Refer Luke 10:1) When they returned with much joy thy told Jesus that even the devils are subject to us through the name of Jesus.

Then Jesus told them to rejoice that their names were written in heaven, rather than about spirits being subject to them.

Here is the biblical passage reference from the Gospel of Luke.

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but [f]rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10: 17 to 20 NKJV)