Compensated Endorser

By now I’m sure many of you have seen Alex Trebek selling Colonial Penn Life Insurance.   In small print at the bottom of the screen are the words “Compensated Endorser.”  “That’s me,” I thought.  “Compensated Endorser.”  For over twenty years I have been attempting to write at least five devotionals each week endorsing Jesus.   Some weeks, like last week, I don’t make it.  What an amazing privilege it is to be an endorser for Jesus and I must say the compensation is amazing.   It has to be far better than anything Alex Trebek gets from Colonial Penn.  All they can give him is money.  Jesus gives me forgiveness of sins, cleansing of guilt, peace of mind and best of all eternal citizenship in God’s magnificent kingdom.  I am most assuredly the best compensated endorser in the history of promotion.

Paul certainly caught on to this.   He started out as a persecutor of those who followed Jesus and when the light came on Paul became the world’s most famous traveling salesman for the very product he had hated.  He wrote, “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”   2 Timothy 1.    He even speaks of never being ashamed of his product.  It was the finest anyone ever had to present to any customer.

I want to recruit you to join Paul and me and the host of others who have come to know that Jesus offers something literally out of this world. “Compensated Endorser”  I like the sound of that.  I especially like what it means.

Written by Roger Bothwell on July 19, 2010

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