Two Traps Advertisers Use to Get Your Money and What Scripture Has to Say About It

There are two traps that some advertisers use to try to get you to buy their product.

Trap #1 – The fulfillment trap:
The message is, you can’t really be fulfilled until you have this product, live like this, drive that, or be like this celebrity.

Trap #2 – The value trap:
The message with this trap is, you don’t really have much value unless you buy this or do that.

God shows all of this to be as foolish and short-sighted as it really is.

God’s answer to trap #1 – God does want you to be fulfilled but on his terms and by him,

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

God’s answer to trap #2 – Your value is not based on what you own or what you purchase or who you are associated with or dress like or smell like. Your value is created by God, defined by God and maintained by God.

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness: – Gen 1:26

Before you ever made a purchase or an advertisers ever had your attention, you had value and you still do. So don’t buy into the lies of society. They don’t understand this because they don’t understand God. So they look in all sorts of other places to find fulfillment and value and come up empty. That is why the next greatest thing is tomorrow’s forgotten technology.


About mattdabbs
I am a minister, husband, and father. My wife and I live and minister in Saint Petersburg, Florida. My primary ministry responsibilities include: small groups, 20s and 30s, involvement, and adult education.

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