In Whom Will You Place Your Trust?

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.

proclaiming false truthThe caption asks the question:”but at what cost?”   Apparently this tattoo artist proclaimed that he could create a masterpiece for less . . .  which clearly is false advertising.

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.”

Philippians 1:20

 

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5 thoughts on “In Whom Will You Place Your Trust?

  1. A great message Ellie with much Truth there are no magic wands, a balanced diet of all food groups and moderate exercise, is the way to go but as for living without sin we need to put our flesh to death by the Spirit.

    What Flesh , don’t we need it all to cover our inner bits , the flesh that pulls us into sin is polluted and needs to be completely replaced it’s a bit like my white dress…….

    I had a white dress with black stains on it so I used a white out marking pen to cover them up and it worked but a few washes later they were back so I did them again but once again they reappeared so I brought a new white dress and it has no black spots at all.

    We are like the Dress with the spots we can cover up out sinful nature, negative and sinful thoughts and attitudes and try to hide them or ignore them but they will return we have to be clothed in a new spotless garment which Jesus brought for us by His death but we can’t wear both, one has to go, this is why God tells us to put our evil flesh nature to death and as we choose to walk in The fruit of The Spirit ( Galations5 – Romans 8) He empowers us to do so and so our flesh is put to death and what is so wonderful is our new Spiritual garments is without spot or wrinkle it’s all white meaning pure and Holy… the old has gone and the new has come…and Jesus has set us free from the Slavery of sin so no temptation will be greater then we can bear He provides the strength to resist it and so walk as He walked in Victory.

    God tells us to reckon ourselves dead to sin Romans 6:11 and aim for perfection but not as the world thinks about perfection but His perfection in Love and He delights in us when we do because we are no longer in darkness, we shine, shine, shine.

    Christian Love – Anne

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    • Hi Ellie , I’m pleased you appreciated my white dress allegory, no I haven’t Posted about it yet but I have used it in a few comments, although it was a black dress the first time but I felt white fitted better, I had forgotten about white out, and was using a black dress with white spots and a black pen but both fit ,those who have the flesh nature can do nice things but they black them out with evil deeds, like deception, revenge, pride, lies, evil gossip, malice etc anyway you have given me food for thought thank you. Ellie

      Christian Love – Anne.

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  2. This is a great message and confirms some of the things I have been thinking about recently. It seems to me that in the western world we have opted for a form of Christianity that costs nothing. You are so right when you say that we need to root out those things that do not please Him and do so freely because He first loved us. Thanks once again. K

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    • Thank you so much for those kind words, they are appreciated. You are right on target about the western mentality of entitlement today! Working instills a sense of accomplishment and discipline. I am so grateful and humbled by what our Lord has given me. Blessings to you and I hope you will return with more insightful comments,

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