Many grocery stores display produce in open cases fitted with tiny jets to periodically bathe the veggies in a cool mist. Why do they do this?

Well, the purpose behind misting isn’t to keep produce clean or extend its shelf life—it’s a clever way for grocers to make the fruits and vegetables look fresher and healthier so customers buy more.

Know what else? Water clinging to leafy greens also adds weight— and that increases revenue for the store when veggies are sold by
the pound. Sneaky, huh?

But here’s the irony: Misting actually shortens produce’s shelf life because water allows bacteria and mold to
take hold. Misted veggies won’t last as long in your fridge as those that weren’t misted in the produce aisle—which is another—even sneakier, way to get you to buy produce more often.

Bottom line? We’re being tricked.

But here’s the good news!

Though grocery stores have a few tricks up their sleeves, your heavenly Father doesn’t.

Jesus is extremely clear about what following Him entails:

“Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of
mine, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For
anyone who keeps his life for himself shall lose it; and anyone who
loses his life for me shall find it again.’ ” (Matthew 16:24-25 LB)

There it is.
No tricks.
No soft sell.
Just plain Truth.

Take some time to thank God today for always being honest with you.

You are loved!

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