Too Good to Be True?
There is an old adage that says, “If it seems (or sounds) too good to be true, then it probably is (or isn’t).” This anonymous quote is found in varying forms, but in each case the meaning is still the same. Anything that appears to be too good to be true probably is not true. It is a word of warning to be wary of exaggerated claims by others.
This phrase is often used in reference to commercials or ads for products that make unbelievable claims. These advertisers give the impression that your life is meaningless unless you buy whatever they are selling. You have to be crazy not to purchase their product that produces such miraculous results. If you do fall for their promotional spiel, be prepared to hear the sage wisdom of this adage echoing through your mind.
I learned at an early age that advertising promises were not to be trusted. After saving my money for several weeks, I ordered one of those miracle products found on the back cover of a comic book. I can’t recall what it was that I ordered, or even the name of the comic book, but I do recall being very disappointed with what I received for my hard earned money. As a young boy I had heard the old adage, but now I understood its meaning. In short: “Buyer beware!”
What I have learned in my sixty-two years of life is that the promises of men are not always trustworthy, but the promises of God are always true. God’s Word contains literally thousands of Bible promises waiting to be claimed in faith. They deal with a wide variety of topics and cover every area of the believer’s life. Many of these promises do sound “too good to be true,” but the difference is that God always makes good on His Word. There is never a need for a “Money Back Guarantee” or a “Limited Warranty,” because God never fails us. Let me encourage you to put your faith and trust in the promises of the Lord, and not in men!
Serving in love,