E-Cheer: You will or will you?
by David George
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My mechanic said, "I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your
horn louder." It reminds me of the time I drove in San Juan, P.R.
One of the most important words in present day TV ads is the
word "may." "May" is the ultimate word for not guaranteeing
anything. Our product "may lower your cholesterol," but then
again it may not. The advertiser hasn't promised anything. They
are off the hook, but the ad may hook you.
One of the most important words in promoting the Bible and its
Christ, is the word "will." It is a positive word full of guarantees,
as in those who believe in Jesus Christ WILL inherit eternal life.
Those who put their faith in Christ by asking His forgiveness
WILL have their sins forgiven. Our Bible is full of "wills."
"Will" can also be in the form of a question as in, will you accept
Christ's offer of forgiveness and eternal life? Will you follow His
invitation to become fishers of men. Will you follow His
invitation to follow in commitment by serving Him.
I'll say it again, our Bible is a "will" book. It appears 2856 times
in the KJ version. Read the beatitudes in Matt. 5 -- it is full of
"will" promises. Think of this verse in Matt. 6:33 (nlt), "and He
WILL give you all you need from day to day IF you live for Him
and make the kingdom of God your primary concern." There you
have it -- a promise accompanied by an obligation, but it is totally
reasonable. Believe it.
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I never thought of it this way before. Very good observation. Good article!