From time to time I read Sean of the South. Today was one of those times.
Here’s a link to his January 4, 2017 post. It’s entitled: Ladies and Girls.
As I read his post Scripture came to mind.
1 Timothy 6:10 (NKJV) 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, . . . source
If you read his post and if you think like me you probably know where I am going with this and if not, may I share? 🙂
Actually, you really do need to read his post. Here’s a link. Go read it and meet me back here. Please. Click.
Okay. Got all that? Yeah. Me too. So let me add my two cents. 🙂
Nothing creates a money-making environment like dissatisfaction. Similar to Sean‘s description, every Ad we see tells us we are in serious need of this or that – but Wait! THIS product will fix that! Sound familiar? Yeah. To me too. Ever bought into that? Yeah. Me too.
By and large advertisers main aim is to convince us that we are incomplete, unfulfilled, lacking, not enough, deprived and entitled – for a price that is – to their product.
It is estimated in 2017 U.S. advertisers will spend 209.69 Billion dollars to convince us we are not enough and do not have enough.
209.69 BILLION DOLLARS! source
And just think, if they SPEND that much to get us to spend our money on their products — just how much are we buying?!
Will the product even work? And for how long?
Now for the good news!
There is a Fix for all our ailments, our inadequacies, our not enough(s) and even our too much(es). No. Really there is!
Now put your money away! Your money won’t buy this Fix and I have yet to see an infomercial featuring this everlasting Fix. Yes. I did say everlasting. Interested?
This everlasting Fix actually is a Person, not a product.
How many of you know that?
How many of you have made His acquaintance?
How many of you are beyond just acquainted with Him?
My understanding is it is His desire to make all humanity whole and satisfied. And it’s a gift!
Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) 4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. source
I mean what could be more satisfying, more for making content a soul than that? How about this?
John 10:10 (NKJV) 10 . . . I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. source
2 Peter 3:8 But don’t forget this one thing, loved ones, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some consider slowness. Rather, He is being patient toward you—not wanting anyone to perish, but for all to come to repentance. source
So here’s the bottom line.
The product maker/product handler wants our money.
The King of the Universe wants our trust.
Which one do you think will really make us whole and satisfied for the longest time?
Salt and Light,
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.