Everybody is selling something. The questions are what are they selling and what is the cost?
My children love the story about the richest man in the world who when he saw Jay and Jennifer asked Father Crowell, “Wow what amazing children you have, are they for sale?”
Of course, they are for sale, but I don’t think you can afford them.
This angered the very rich man because he was the richest man in the world. He shouted, “Name your price!”
At this point, I said, “The cost for my two children is this sun, the moon, and all the stars, all the rivers in the world, and the mighty oceans. Before I got to all the silver, gold, diamonds, and rubies, he yelled.
“That’s ridiculous you’re asking way too much!”
That’s what I told you in the first place you. You can’t afford my children; you are not rich enough. Jennifer and Jay are priceless.
My point is that everybody is trying to sell something. The question is what does it cost and are you willing to pay that cost?
Imagine for a moments this scenario; a corporate office filled with brilliant people. They are planning to make you want to buy their product.
Ring Ring. The telephone is beckoning you. A friendly voice tells you that you have just won an amazing opportunity all you have to do is send them two thousand dollars cash via wire transfer and you stand to make $100,000.
Sounds like a stupid deal doesn’t. Know why?
Because it is a stupid deal, yet thousands and thousands of people get suckered into this scam year after year.
Three factors every person should consider in making a purchase of any kind:
- What is the cost?
- What is the true cost, and can I afford to pay this cost?
- Do I really need it or is it just another piece of luxury? Examine wants vs needs.
“In this world of give and take, there are not enough people who are willing to give what it takes.” – Clebe McClary. Clebe lives 100% each day for His Lord.
Elvis in a fit of rage shot five bullets into his 1971 collector car because a woman scorned him. Dead at age 44!
Jim Elliot said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Murdered by a tribe in South America. Lives with Jesus.
Tiger Woods owned the world of golf with fame and fortune. His Ex hit him in the face with a golf club. He has never fully recovered.
Jesus Christ crucified on a Roman cross at 33 years of age. 3 days later resurrected from the dead. Lives with His Father and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is for sale. The price is free. He is a gift.
You get love; you give obedience.
You get grace and mercy, you give yourself.
You get the Holy Spirit living in you; you give up resentment, anger, and bitterness.
Too good to be true? Yes, it is so good, and it is so true. It is so easy yet it is so difficult.
Is it worth the cost? You must decide for yourself.