The Bible says: “Elijah returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, ‘Put on the large pot, and boil stew…So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, ‘Man of God, there is death in the pot!’ And they could not eat it. So he said, ‘Then bring some flour.’ And he put it into the pot, and said, ‘Serve it to the people, that they may eat.’ And there was nothing harmful in the pot” (vv. 38-41 NKJV). Notice what they threw into the pot to counteract the poison: “flour” which represents God’s Word, “the bread of life.” Instead of letting your disappointments make you sour, reach for the Scriptures. Instead of letting resentment infect your attitude, turn to the Scriptures and let God show you how to deal with it. Don’t let bad experiences leave a bad taste in your mouth. Who was threatened that day? “The sons of the prophets,” those with great potential, those God planned to use. How can you keep your heart right and your future protected? Jesus answers, “[Now] you are clean because of the word which I have spoken to you” (Jn 15:3 NKJV).
Published on Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 9:28 AM CDT