If you were accused of liable or some other crime, you’d have to provide an answer that sufficiently resolved the matter.
The same goes for the inner workings of your brain and spirit. Following a mistake, for example, you may hear a voice say, “Isn’t it true that you always screw up?”
You must answer it. That inquiry can’t linger out there so as to bounce around the chamber of you heart and reverberate uncertainty, insecurity, and predictably, more mistakes.
Each question within each and every day - and there may be many - must be answered. In war, when one side lobs a bomb in a battle, it needs to be answered or the assumption is that there’s been a surrender.
In the spiritual life, we need to prove that the accuser is actually the one guilty of liable not us.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Questions must be answered or they will spawn an echo chamber.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV