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The Obvious

A recent article in Reader's Digest poked fun at some labels that manufactures put on their products that state the obvious. Here's some of the labels they cited: 

* On a portable stroller: "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." 

* On a package of fireplace longs: "Caution risk of fire." 

* On a dessert box: "Product will be particularly hot after heating." 

* On a hair dryer: "Do not use while sleeping." 

--Reader's Digest, April 2002, p. 60 

At the risk of stating the obvious, every one of us will die and one day stand before God and give account for the way we've lived our lives. There will be no exceptions. At that time, we will not successfully blame others for our sins, or convince God that we didn't sin. Just as God knows the number of stars in the heavens or the number of hairs on our heads, He knows the sins we've committed.

It is personal to Him.

It is personal because the sins are against Him, and it is personal because He died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. Make no mistake about it, He will judge our sins and a payment will be exacted.

We have a choice. Either we can accept the payment He has already made for our sins on Calvary, or we can pay the price ourselves at Judgement Day.

Galatians 6:7 KJV Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 

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