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Whenever manufacturers are advertising their products, particularly in print, the wonderful attributes of the products are in big, bold letters. They extol the virtues of whatever it is they’re advertising and the many ways in which one’s life can be enhanced by the use of their product. The ads are often hyperbolic in nature and unsuspecting consumers are lured in. Initially you might think you’re getting the best thing since sliced bread until you read a little further or listen a little longer. That’s when you’ll see the fine print or hear the disclaimer that puts you on notice that the product may not, and probably won’t live up to its own claims of greatness.
You see, these products make promises they can’t keep and offer results which they can’t deliver. But in order to know this you have to read the fine print so you don’t get duped. Now, you may read the fine print and still take your chances by purchasing the product or service anyway. But at least then you know it’s a crap shoot and can go either way in terms of the product delivering as promised. How in the world can you put your faith in something like that? And yet it happens every day.
Faith is placed inthings or people who make promises and then leave you hanging. I have often heard it said that there are no sure things or guarantees in life. WRONG!!! The one thing, the only thing in which we can place our faith without fear of being let down is God. He makes promises and keeps them (Psalms 89:34 NKJV), He is faithful and will do whatever He said He will do (Numbers 23:19 NIV, II Timothy 2:13 NKJV), He is the epitome of consistency (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:5 NKJV) and He hasn’t had a product recall since the days of Noah.
Since we, His creation are His product, you can believe what He says about you too; you are His incredible work of art (Ephesians 2:10), you are dearly loved (Romans 5:8), you are completely forgiven (I John 1:9), God works ALL things for your good (Romans 8:28) and nothing can separate you from God’s love (Romans 8: 35-39). You can comfortably and confidently put your faith and trust in God because He doesn’t make disclaimers and there is absolutely never any fine print.