Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Only 5% of Stanford University graduates figured out this riddle. How about you? Can you answer all seven questions with the same word?

1. The word has seven letters…..

2. Preceded God….

3. Greater than God….

4. More evil than the devil….

5. All poor people have it….

6. Wealthy people don’t need it….

7. If you eat it, you will die….

The Answer is: NOTHING!

 NOTHING has 7 letters.

NOTHING preceded God.

NOTHING is greater than God.

NOTHING is more evil than the devil.

All poor people have NOTHING.

Wealthy people need NOTHING.

If you eat NOTHING, you will die.


Well, these are not completely accurate. For example, wealthy people do need something, or rather, Someone. Many are poor by the world’s standards but rich in spiritual things that money cannot buy. We all need a personal, loving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!” Call upon Him today. He will save you.

We can add #8 to this Riddle: Can separate you from God’s love…. NOTHING can separate you from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). “He is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8). There is NOTHING He cannot do and NOTHING He cannot overcome. Even all our anxieties (Philippians 4:6)

May we see that Christ is everything and He is all for us. To live this true life of faith is dying to self and living completely in Him. “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).


I will serve Thee because I love Thee,

You have given life to me;

I was nothing before You found me,

You have given life to me.


Heartaches, broken pieces,

Ruined lives are why You died on Calv’ry;

Your touch is what I longed for;

You have given life to me. –William J. and Gloria Gaither


  1. Thank you, Ruby, for reminding us that nothing can separate us from God’s love. I’m so thankful that Jesus has the answer for all my anxieties. He’s all that I need.

    1. Hi Helen, I’m glad these devotions are a blessing to you. God’s love & His encouraging Word are sufficient for our every need. Another friend commented on number 8 above also (in an e-mail).

      May He continue to bless you!

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