“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” (Romans 12:14, ESV) I am always wrestling with the need to lose weight – all these diets say this is how you know what to eat, “if it tastes good (if you like it) you must spit it out.” Isn’t that disgusting. BUT that is the perfect and true spiritual diet. The ways of God and the ways of the world are complete polar opposites. Because we still have a flesh nature, the ways of the world have a ‘tempting taste.’ DON’T BE FOOLED! If it tastes good to your flesh – SPIT IT OUT! You know how it feels when you finally reach that spot on your shoulder that is itching – yes, that is the same feeling we think we will have if we can just get back at the one persecuting you. It does not work. It is not from God. It looks like it will taste good but looks are deceiving. Trust God, bless and do not curse – do good to those who seek your harm. Follow the path of Jesus and the ‘taste’ will be out of this world. Amen.