Giving answers is easy; asking good questions is the real skill. (Neil Cole, pastor and author)

Many times, the best answer to a question is another question that clarifies the issue and helps to discover the inquirer’s perspective. Don’t be too quick to give an answer to someone who is truly seeking to learn. Help him or her to think carefully, and that can be encouraged by asking a thought-provoking question in return.

To answer before listening— that is folly and shame (Proverbs 18:13). Let your conversation be always full of grace . . . so that you may know how to answer everyone (Colossians 4:6).