TANSTAAFL

TANSTAAFL – This stands for “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.” This phrase probably originated at a time when it was a common practice for saloons to offer free food to anyone who bought a drink. The food wasn’t really free because the price the saloons charged for the drinks was high enough to cover the cost.

This statement is true in many areas of life.  Things that we are told are free really aren’t; we are paying for them in ways that aren’t apparent to us.

This isn’t true when we deal with God. When he says something is free it really is.

Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
(Isaiah 55:1 ESV)
The most valuable free gift that God offers us is forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23
There is a price for this gift; Jesus had to sacrifice his life.  But the price has been paid and as far as we are concerned it is really free.

If we stop relying on people and start trusting God we exchange TANSTAAFL for  TIAFLBAD – There Is A Free Lunch, Breakfast, And Dinner.

Advertisements

Posted on May 17, 2013, in Bible study, Miscellaneous and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on TANSTAAFL.

Comments are closed.

The Recovering Know It All

The Man who Learned Too Much and Lived to Tell

HANDS ACROSS THE AISLE

Biology, Not Bigotry

Bible-Science Guy

Debunking evolutionism. Proclaiming Truth. Exalting the Creator. Exploring Creation.

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm

ApoloJedi

Discussing Biblical Authority

A Lawyer's Prayers

CHRISTIAN COMMENTARY ON RELIGION, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Squid's Cup of Tea

The Musings of a Messianic Homeschooler

His Eternal Word

Psalm 119:89,"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven"

Watch Your Life and Doctrine Closely...

...for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers - 1 Timothy 4:16

hipandthigh

Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter

sixdaysblog

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

%d bloggers like this: