There was an Alka Seltzer commercial back in the early 1970s that had the slogan in the title. It was to prove that even though you try something, and even if you like it, your stomach might like an Alka Seltzer afterwards, to deal with the consequences of your decision.
Aren’t we often being told these days to try this or that, and that we will like it? Don’t we often try new things because someone we trust says we will like it, or it is good for us, or everyone else is trying it, or it is the right thing to do, etc.? Sometimes when we act on the suggestion to try it, we find ourselves in need of a remedy, like an Alka Seltzer.
Here’s where I shift focus into the spiritual zone. You knew I would!
Let’s go all the way back to the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve were living in a pristine, beautifully perfect environment, free from worry, sickness, death, stress, and fear, and in perfect communion with their Creator. Then, a voice from a serpent says, ”Try this, you’ll like it!” And just like that Adam and Eve were in need of a spiritual Alka Seltzer, but instead got exiled from all that was perfect in their garden home. And ever since, mankind has been in need of a spiritual Alka Seltzer to bring relief from our painful condition of slavery to sin.
What now should we try? To paraphrase Paul, in Romans 7: 24-25; O wretched humans that we are! Who will deliver us from these bodies of death? Thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!” We have access to the perfect remedy—Jesus Christ, the Righteous! Sadly, much of the world does not choose the perfect solution to their painful and deadly condition, instead bypassing Him for solutions that only worsen their condition.
To all those in need of healing from their terminal condition of spiritual death, I say, ”Try Him! You’ll Love Him!” All you have to do is call upon His name.
“…for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12 NKJV
“For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
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