Ezekiel has been teaching us about bitterness…
You see, bitterness is like vegetables. It starts as something you don’t want to swallow. In the end, if you don’t “swallow” the bitter-tasting thing that God sent your way, it will affect everything else in your life in an especially negative way. For instance, if you choose to leave vegetables in your mouth for hours on end, you won’t be especially happy or pleasant to your parents or little brother.
And…if you leave a “bad taste in your mouth” for hours (or maybe years), you won’t be especially happy or pleasant to your Heavenly Father or your Christian brothers.
A little advice I learned from Ezekiel: When bitter-tasting things come into your life, SWALLOW QUICKLY! Don’t let bitterness take over everything!