It seems everyone is selling something. I’m so tired of advertisements in every form I almost always tune them out. One of the best inventions ever was the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) for television, which means I can fast forward the commercials. When I watch a show, I don’t like to be bothered by ads for things I don’t want and don’t need and furthermore, insult me with sometimes-asinine jingles and verbiage.
Unfortunately, even churches are in the business of selling. Some sell their programs, books, videos and some seem to have even turned Christianity itself into a product.
One of the things I find refreshing about Jesus is he’s not trying to sell us anything. His whole motivation is love and what he offers to all of humanity is free, with no strings attached, no fine print, no bait and switch tactics, no expiration date, no exceptions and no exclusions. Psalm 19:7 (MSG) tells us “God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee.” Because of this, unlike when we buy something the world is selling, we know what we’re getting when we accept Jesus is and always will be unimaginably better than “advertised.”