You Get What You Pay For

Or do you?

I was recently in my favorite nutrition store and I asked the manager about the difference between his store brand protein powder and the kind I can buy in Walmart for half the price. “You get what you pay for” was his response. Maybe that’s true in this case, but the answer is far from scientific and my mind is far more curious than that.

After all, I could make a widget like thousands of other widgets and mine could genuinely be subpar in quality and workmanship, but I charge twice the going rate for my widget. “You get what you pay for” implies that my widget is better because it’s more expensive(but I can ensure you it’s not unless the widget is a meat product off my Big Green Egg). So, the lesson is that you can’t really always rely on this oversimplistic response unless it’s obvious. Yes, a Mercedes is better than a Kia.

You have to do your own research and figure it out. I haven’t taken the time to research protein powders, so I bought the Walmart brand.

I can attest that there is one case in which “You get what you pay for” certainly does not apply.

Salvation.

It cost me nothing.

And for those who haven’t accepted this free gift, it will cost them everything.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

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