Do not settle for packaging.
During the Christmas festivities, several hamper packs full of gifts were up for sales at shopping malls. There was a particular pack that caught my fancy when I went shopping. This was because one of the gifts in that hamper pack was a box of a manual multipurpose blender. The box was so beautiful that I purchased that hamper pack just because of it. On getting home, I unwrapped the hamper, picked and opened the box of multipurpose blender to check it out. Only to discover that instead of a blender, it was filled with clothe pegs. I was very disappointed, I felt duped, cheated and deceived.
Packaging is the activity of designing and producing the container or wrapper of a product. Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing products for distribution, storage, sale and use. It also refers to the process of designing, evaluating and producing packages… (Wikipedia.org)
What is the purpose of packaging? Marketing, the primary purpose of packaging is marketing the product by making it look very attractive. Packages and labels are used by manufacturers to encourage potential buyers to purchase the product. It is an important and effective sales tool for encouraging consumers to buy. Some of the common packaging products include boxes, cartons, cans, bottles, bags, envelopes, wrappers and containers.
Absalom was a fine boy par excellence, but he had no character.
But in all Israel, there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 2 Samuel 14:25 KJV.
When Eve collected the fruit, she saw that it was pleasant to the eyes, yet it led to their death.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Genesis 3:6 KJV.
Charm is deceptive, beauty is vain.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30 KJV.
Many times, in a bid to sell products, companies improve upon or change the product’s package, increase the content’s quantity by free extra grams or litres or at times add flavor (vanilla, strawberry etc) to it. However, it is still the same product. Sometimes, some products even come in multiple wraps; e.g., shoes are placed inside a tissue bag, then placed inside the shoebox and wrapped in a wrapper and ribbon design.
YOU NEED TO PEEL OFF THE ENTIRE PACKAGING, LAYER AFTER LAYER, TO EVENTUALLY SEE OR EXPOSE THE PRODUCT OR CONTENT.
That is why time is very essential where decisions regarding relationships are required. He that believes shall not make haste.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God , Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Isaiah 28:16 KJV
He makes all things beautiful in his time. Beauty is attached to right timing.
He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also, he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 KJV
There is time for everything.
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
If we will not be deceived in our love choice or any other choice for that matter, the yardstick for decision making must be subject to adequate timing and evaluation beyond physical appearance.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT.
He will delight in obeying the Lord . He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay. Isaiah 11:3 NLT.
Till death do you part is too long a time to be maritally miserable. Don’t be deceived!