Daily Devotional
You Have 3 Problems

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God”

1 Corinthians 1:18

Ponder This

I once met a lawyer on an airplane. We began to talk about what we like to read. I said, “I read newspapers, books, journals, devotional studies, but primarily the Bible.”

He said, “If you don’t read any further than that, how do you know what to talk about when you speak to people?”

I said, “Sir, man only has three problems: sin, sorrow, and death.”

He answered, “There are more than that.”

I replied, “No, only three.”

“Oh,” he said, “there are other problems.”

I said, “All right, tell me another.”

He thought for a long time, came back, and said, “Man only has three problems.”

That’s true. And the cross of Jesus Christ is the only answer to those three problems. You give me all of the wisdom of this world—but there is no other answer apart from the cross.

Practice This

The Jews look for a sign; it is the Cross. The Greeks want wisdom; it is the Cross. To this world it is foolishness, but to God, it is not foolishness. Now, thank God for the message of the Cross. If mankind really has only three problems, when you think of yours, what category do they fall into? Jot down a list of what you consider right now your top ten problems. In prayer bring that list before the Lord. Surrender them to Him, ask Him to speak to you, and listen for His direction.


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