An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Acquired Tastes

(Pro 20:1 KJV) Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

I have tasted “wine” (3196).  I didn’t like it.  It tasted like rotten grapes mixed with rubbing alcohol.  I have been told that the problem was I drank cheap wine.  Good wine, whatever that is, tastes much better.  The only problem I have with that is most of the wine in the world is cheap wine.  Very few have the privilege of drinking only good wine.  Yet they still drink.  My point is, we can get used to anything.  Coffee smells heavenly but the taste takes some getting used to.  Why do we bother?

Some things in life we need to learn to like because we have no real choice.  Sometimes they catch on.  Who would have ever thought that smelly fish eggs would be the cracker cover of the rich?  Who in their right mind would put blue cheese into their mouth unless their nose was stopped up?  Maybe it was because they had too much wine.

So?  It is possible that the promises of righteousness are offensive because we are not used to them.  Maybe we are so used to pollution that we can’t stand the smell of clean air. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I imagine you know that what makes Limburger what it is came from the toe jam of dirty-footed monks pressing the whey from cheese curds hundreds of years ago. - No joke. The same substance is alive and well and living in modern cheese. YUM!

Pumice said...

Sounds like anti-Catholic hate speech to me. On the other hand it would explain the smell and it must be true because I read it on the internet.

Grace and peace

Gorges Smythe said...

lol - I'm sure that Pete, my Protestant-hating troll who keeps changing his name to keep spreading his hatred would agree with the first part! As for the second part, 10,000 Frenchmen can't be wrong. ;-)