Max Lucado: Our Problem is Sin. Not Finances. Not Budgets.

By Boaz Wadel

Our problem is sin. Not finances. Not budgets. Not overcrowded prisons. Our problem is sin. We are in rebellion against our Creator. We're cut off from the source of life.  A new president or policy won't fix that. It can only be solved by God. That is why the Bible uses drastic terms like conversion, repentance, and lost and found.  Society may renovate, but only God re-creates.

Ask yourself three questions:

1.  Is there any unconfessed sin in my life? Confession is telling God you did the thing He saw you do.

2.  Are there any unresolved conflicts in my world?  Go and make things right.  Then and only then, come back and work things out with God.

3.  Are there any un-surrendered worries in my life?  Worry is a noose on the neck and a distraction of the mind.

Sometimes the problem's out there. More often, it's in us!

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Sin. Not Finances. Not Budgets.