"What is the greatest rhetorical question ever asked?"

I love rhetorical questions! What is a ‘rhetorical question’? It is a question that doesn’t need an answer. The dictionary defines it this way, ‘a question asked solely to produce an effect or to make an assertion and not to elicit a reply’.

The apostle Paul used rhetorical questions to draw people to a particular truth. I love that about his teaching. I like teaching in the same manner. As I was reading this morning, I came across perhaps the greatest rhetorical question that has ever been written, that has ever been asked. It is a question that everyone ever born has asked themself at one time or another. He was talking about that inner struggle within us between knowing the right we should do and yet doing just the opposite. Tell me you haven’t mulled that over in your minds…countless times. How he brings us to the answer is the greatest rhetorical question ever asked…

“O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

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