Yuck or Yum

Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised. 
Psalm 145:2-3

Recommended Reading
Colossians 4:2-6

We have approximately 9,000 taste buds in our mouths, each with ten to fifteen receptacles that send messages to the brain saying Yuck or Yum. John Harrison, the official taste tester for a major ice cream company, has developed such a sensitive and discriminating tongue that his taste buds are insured for a million dollars. Over the years Harrison has sampled more than 180 million gallons of ice cream (yet he claims his cholesterol is still under 200).

All of us need a sensitive and discriminating tongue, which the Bible compares to honey and apples. Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” And Proverbs 25:11 adds, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”

Today, ask God to give you by His Holy Spirit a sensitivity of speech to impart timely words, sensitive to each situation and seasoned with Scripture. To refine our speech, we must refine the source — the heart. God-honoring speech comes only from a heart that honors God.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King. Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee. 
Frances Ridley Havergal


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