Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweetness in Bitterness

Read this verse today. Wrote the following note to myself. Thought I'd share it. 

Proverbs 27:7
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb;
but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

There is a truth here that says: 

Those who are without are grateful when they receive even the smallest blessing; whereas, those who have much are typically UNgrateful no matter how great the blessing is. 

We must be on guard to never lose our heart of gratitude. If we are blessed with much we must be extra careful to give thanks for everything, especially the small things that might otherwise be taken for granted. 

We must be careful not to let our children develop an ungrateful spirit. We should let them do without at times, always instruct them to say thank you, and model for them a grateful spirit. 

Christians should be the kind of people that find sweetness even in the bitter circumstances of life. And the way to do this is to give thanks to the Lord for ALL things, keeping in mind that He is the Giver of all good things, and He is the all-wise Father who discerns what is best for us at what time. Even the trials and difficulties of life are worthy to be counted all joy because they are working together for our greater good. 

Let's be the kind of Christians that strive to find the sweetness of bitter circumstances, that we might give thanks therein!