Flashy Numbers

There’s a bottle of soap in my bathroom that has “33% MORE!” printed in large font across the top.

Beside the large print numbers and words is a little, tee-tiny asterisk.

Look at the bottom of the bottle and you’ll find the purpose of the asterisk spelled out (with a little, tee-tiny font that rivals only the asterisk) – “Than 18 oz.”

In reality, there is no real substance to the flashy numbers on the soap bottle. The only thing the company did with the “33% MORE!” print was solve a math problem.

Don’t fall prey to the flashy numbers of pop-religion.

Sow the seed (Luke 8:4-15). Be respectful to others, be faithful to your brothers and sisters in Christ and to God, and don’t be a troublemaker (1 Peter 2:17). And don’t keep caught up in the confusion that swaps what we get from worship with what we bring to worship (John 4:20-24).

For out of all to whom the good news has come, only a small number will get salvation.” (Matthew 22:14 BBE)

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