In-N-Out Owner Keeps Adding New Bible Verses to Packaging
Some company owners try to distance their brand from religion and faith. In-N-Out‚Äôs president, though, is embracing it.
In-N-Out Burger owner and president Lynsi Snyder, 37, says in a new interview with The Christian Post that she has expanded a tradition started decades ago when then-company president Rich Snyder printed Bible references on packaging.
‚ÄúIt was my Uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‚Äė90s, just before he passed away,‚ÄĚ Snyder said according to the Christian Post. ‚ÄúHe had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand. It‚Äôs a family business and will always be, and that‚Äôs a family touch. In later years, I added verses to the fry boat, coffee, and hot cocoa cups.‚ÄĚ
The verses are discreet ‚Äď on the bottom of a cup, for example ‚Äď but easy to find with a quick search. The company has used well-known Bible...
Somehow I am reminded of Jesus complaining of the religious leaders of his day, the scribes and Pharisees, who followed the letter of the Law but did not observe the spirit of it. And Paul's letter to Timothy, where he complains of people thinking godliness is a means to material gain.
Mezuzah is the Scripture that many Jews will have fixed to their doors-some put it on all their doors, some only to entry doors to homes. It does look like a talisman--some object that contains power, to protect, to enhance, to give you good fortune ('rabbit's foot, anyone? baseball players have many superstitions along these lines).
Matthew Henry on Lurker's verses. See post below. Deut 11:18ff. 1. Let our hearts be filled with the word of God: Lay up these words in your heart and in your soul. The heart must be the treasury or store-house in which the word of God must be laid up, to be used upon all occasions. We cannot expect good practices in the conversation, unless there be good thoughts, good affections, and good principles, in the heart.
2. Let our eyes be fixed upon the word of God. "Bind these words for a sign upon your hand, which is always in view (Isa. 49:16), and as frontlets between your eyes, which you cannot avoid the sight of; let them be as ready and familiar to you, and have your eye as constantly upon them, as if they were written upon your door-posts, and could not be overlooked either when you go out or when you come in.' Thus we must lay God's judgments before us, having a constant regard to them, as the guide of our way, as the rule of our work, Ps. 119:30.
3. Let our tongues be employed about the word of God. Let it be the subject of our familiar discourse, wherever we are; especially with our children,...."
Douglas Fir wrote: I know some Jews will have the Scripture in very tiny pieces of paper posted on their doors; part of keeping an Old Testament rule.
Probable from this text:
Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ***And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:*** Deut 11:18-20
Sadly, they've been wrongly taught for millennia what "these my words" were/are for if they had understood correctly they'd be sons and daughters of the Most High God and brothers and sisters of His Redeemer, Christ Jesus.