What is it with these manufacturers? You would think they would want you to try their medication, not give up in frustration, throw the whole thing away, and use another. Or maybe it’s meant to be self-perpetuating: the more aggravated you get, the more acid your stomach produces, and the more you need their pills.
I have an issue with childproof caps too—about the only ones they keep out of the bottle are those of us with arthritic hands. And CD and DVD packages? How many times have I cut myself on them and, with this aspirin-a-day regimen, bled all over everything before I even knew I had done it?
Manufacturers who don’t want you to use their product—sounds strange doesn’t it? What about that branch of theology that says that God doesn’t want to save everyone, that Jesus died only for the ones He does want to save, and that no matter what you do or how you feel about it, there is nothing you can do to change that? Let me show you why I have a problem with that.
Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel? Ezekiel 33:11
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, 1 Timothy 2:3-4.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, Titus 2:11
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance, 2 Peter 3:9.
God does want us to be saved, as many as are willing to live by his Word. Jesus died for all, not just those lucky few. You can make a difference in your own salvation, “turn back from your evil ways,” “come to a knowledge of the truth,” and “reach repentance.”
Praise God that He loves us and wants us with Him for Eternity. Praise God that salvation does not come in a blister pack.
For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15).