Read Matthew 22 today.

Matthew 22:15-17, 23-24, 28, 34-36 NLT[15] Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. [16] They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You teach the way of God truthfully. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. [17] Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”
[23] That same day Jesus was approached by some Sadducees-religious leaders who say there is no resurrection from the dead. They posed this question: [24] “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies without children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will carry on the brother’s name.’
[28] So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For all seven were married to her.”
[34] But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. [35] One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: [36] “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
This chapter includes a number of times when the religious leaders approached Jesus with questions. Questions may be asked for different reasons. Some questions are asked as a means of gaining additional information. Some questions are asked in order to stir new or different thinking. Some questions are like those asked in this chapter by the religious leaders. These are questions of entrapment. Entrapment questions are asked for the sole purpose of condemning the person who would answer. They are often asked within the spheres of politics or documentaries. The answer to the question has only one purpose: it is evidence to condemn.
As I read the questions asked in this chapter, I noticed that the wording of the question could be identical regardless of why it was being asked. The only difference is the attitude and motive of the person asking the question. Consider the questions we might ask of God. One of the more common questions we ask God is, “Why?” This question sometimes grows out of a desire for information and understanding, but it is often an expression of our pain.
What kind of questions do you ask God? What attitudes and motives are behind your questions? What answers are you seeking?