There’s a new frozen yogurt place in town. It’s a self-serve operation where you have multiple flavors to choose from. On a recent visit, I filled my cup with strawberry and blueberry yogurt and then topped it off with fresh strawberries and blueberries. It was delicious. I was just about to purchase another cup when a woman walked up to the first machine, stuck her finger up the nozzle so that it was covered in yogurt, licked her finger clean, and then repeated the process for each of the machines. Needless to say, it put a bad taste in my mouth, even though she was just another customer.
Sometimes, other Christians put a bad taste in our mouths regarding the Lord. When we finally turn our lives over to Him and experience His life changing salvation, we taste and see that He is good. (Psalm 34:8) As we continue to grow in Him, we often find ourselves enjoying His presence when suddenly, we are completely distracted by someone, supposedly Christian, who is rude, selfish, condescending, hurtful, arrogant, and obnoxious. However, we shouldn’t let them interfere with our understanding of the Lord. He is holy. He is righteous. He is faithful. He is loving. He is awesome. He is good.