Please don’t think I am too mentally twisted but I found this photo hilarious. And yes, I even found a nutritional as well as Biblical principle within this crazy illustration.
Diet plans abound today and some claim that you can lose weight instantly for only $xxxx with NO pain or effort on your part! Simply take this magic pill and the pounds will melt away. No exercise or exertion necessary. This is false advertising too.
Before you enter La La Land, skipping from one dangerous diet plan to another searching for that elusive unicorn of weight loss programs, I’d urge you to research and know the qualifications of that diet guru proclaiming this “truth.” How can someone offer effortless, magical weight loss when it is physiologically impossible to lose more than 2-3 pounds of fat per week? It is a false proclamation! One can lose more weight in the first few weeks but those extra weekly pounds lost are made up of water, brain and muscle tissue, not fat. (Remember the heart is a muscle. That’s a very costly proposition, don’t you think?)
And why settle for some second best diet plan? Why eat “sticks and twigs” or drink some horrible tasting protein shake when God already gave us a perfect dietary plan in Genesis 1:29 and 9:3.
Now let’s talk about reasonable expectations. This massive biker guy expected the finished product to look exactly like the picture he held in his hand which is clearly not happening. He is in for a shock and the “artiste” possibly death in a dark alley.
But what are our expectations in life? Do we worship physical beauty? Want a 20 inch Barbie waistline on a large frame or no wrinkles or plumper lips at age 67? And what steps would you take to get them? Moral: When we have a decision to make regarding something that will last permanently, we better make wise choices! A tattoo and Salvation are both lifetime commitments! As a Christian, our lifespan actually lasts for Eternity so wouldn’t it be wise to choose Christ?
In religion, false prophets come and go, boldly stating that they have a better answer. They profess that they are “as good as the original” but this is false advertising too. They are counterfeits. They proclaim that there’s no need to give up that decadent lifestyle if you just follow their fraudulent beliefs. In essence they state that You can still have one foot in the world and the other in heaven if you practice this forgiveness ritual . . . or send money to the address you find on the bottom of your screen so I can pray for you . . .
But Jesus is the Genuine Article and Proclaimer of Absolute Truth! Christ already paid the penalty for every one of our disgusting sins which He bore on the cross. It is offered to us FREE if we will only trust Him. I gladly surrender to our Lord and will freely serve him by striving to change my thought patterns and actions because I desire to honor Him. That’s a bargain at any cost! In Christ will I place my trust.
“As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed,
but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.”