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But Wait, There’s More!

God just keeps sweetening the deal.

Does anyone else remember those old commercials for the Ginsu knife? I must have been ten or eleven years old the first time I saw one.

A guy uses a Ginsu to cut through nails, a soda can and a radiator hose, then picks up a tomato and slices it paper thin.

If only I’d been old enough for a credit card back then. They sold me with the radiator hose. Forget food, this ornery boy just wanted to tear stuff up! 🤓

But the coolest part of the commercial was how they kept sweetening the deal:

“This surgical grade steel knife can be yours for only $19.95. But wait, there’s more! For a limited time only, we’ll double your order. That’s right, two knives for the price of one! Just pay separate shipping and handling. But that’s not all! Order within the next ten minutes, and we’ll include a deluxe Ginsu paring knife for free.”

A countdown timer appeared on the screen…..


The Apostle Paul has a, “But wait, there’s more!” moment in his letter to the Romans. It happens about half way through chapter five. After highlighting the fact that God demonstrates His love by sending Christ to die for a bunch of unworthy sinners (Romans 5:8), Paul starts dropping exclamation points like a full-on salesman.

“Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved by His life! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” – Romans 5:9-11 (NIV) (emphasis mine)

It’s clear, Paul is excited about the fact that salvation through the blood of Christ is so much more than an insurance policy. Jesus is both the author AND finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), and we are called to follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:20-21)

It’s fine to ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?”, but even better to investigate (through the gift of the scriptures) what He actually DID! Plus, the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit means we can literally have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). Because of these blessings, and many more, we are actually able to walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:6).

This must be the kind of ‘much more’ Paul was thinking about when he kept sweetening the deal in Romans chapter five. Hallelujah!

By the way, did you know Ginsu knives are still being made and sold today? After forty something years, you’d think everybody already has one–“their very own piece of indestructible surgical grade cutlery that never needs sharpening. All for the low price of $19.95.

But wait, there’s more!

Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.

1 John 2:6 (NIV)

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By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

43 replies on “But Wait, There’s More!”

You had me at “But wait, there’s more.”

At this point in my life, I feel the only one that I can truly depend on is God. Rite of passage?

I don’t need more, just Christ.

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Excellent post David! After reading your paragraph, “It’s fine to ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?”, but even better to investigate (through the gift of the scriptures) what He actually DID! Plus, the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit means we can literally have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). Because of these blessings, and many more, we are actually able to walk as Jesus did (1 John 2:6).” I found myself wanting to enthusiastically and emphatically yell “satisfaction guaranteed!”

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Thanks, Mandy. In full disclosure, my pastor preached on this passage a couple of months ago. He compared Paul’s “Much More” to the “But wait! There’s more” type commercials on TV. I simply added in the Ginsu and some more scriptures about walking like Jesus did.

Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your blog ministry!

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David, there is certainly much more in Jesus! It is amazing that after all these years you rememberer the knife commercial. If nothing else, they knew how to sell knives. Jesus is so much more than we know. Blessings!

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I appreciate you, Manette Kaye. Like you said, we all know the stories/scriptures, but it’s nice to hear them again in different ways. I enjoy reading your offerings. Thank you for reading mine. Blessings.

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Brilliant illustration David, you can certainly feel the excitement in your post, and in the words of Paul. What better to get excited about than what our Lord and Saviour achieves for us today!
Incidentally, there is an Irish comedian called Jimmy Cricket who made a career out the phrase “and there’s more!”

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Now I am going to hear that commercial in my head all day long! “Oh wait, there’s more!” My favorite sentence though is “…salvation through the blood of Christ is so much more than an insurance policy.” For me, the “more” is the positive foundation which guides me and the peace that foundation gives me. Including the guidance to forgive others. For things like putting that commercial in my head all day long today. 😉 Wonderful post, David. But wait, there’s more – Enjoy your Saturday!

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HA! I really enjoyed this Dave. But WAIT! There’s more – It was extremely creative in how you made the point. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Spotting that pattern in Romans and making a contemporary connection was inspired and fun. Really liked this one, Dave!!

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Cleverly and intuitively done my friend! Makes me want a Ginsu knife on one hand. On the other I want Jesus Christ in whom we redemption, restoration, and rejoicing! The old song says, So many reasons why I love the Lord!!!

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