I'm wondering if sentence structures such as the following are a valid use of the colon:
I don't understand your second point: Is it not said that the sky is blue?
As you can see, I'm using the colon to elaborate upon the previous clause "I don't understand your second point".
If this isn't a valid use of the colon, then what would be considered a valid punctuation mark in this type of situation? Or is it the case that it is a valid use of the colon, but that there are better punctuation marks for this type of situation?
I would greatly appreciate it if people would please take the time to clarify this.