When I was little my mom taught me a tongue twister. It went like this: Betty bought some butter, but the butter Betty bought was bitter. So Betty bought some better butter to make the bitter butter better, but the bitter butter made the better butter bitter.
Try saying that three time fast lol.
I used to think it was just a fun tongue twister, but the older I get the more I realize that it was actually a life lesson.
If we have bitter butter (sin) in our lives we can’t expect to just add some good butter and make everything better. The sin will taint everything so that even the good will be bitter.
If you want good butter, you have to toss out the bitter butter, and completely replace it with good butter. If we don’t get rid of all the bitter butter, it will continue to ruin the good butter. We will live a life of frustration and will never have full joy because of the continual bitterness.
Well, how do you get rid of sin?
Let Jesus get rid of all of our bitter butter by turning away from sin in repentance. Let Him release us from bondage by remitting our sins in baptism in Jesus’ name and filling us with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Let us fill our lives with better butter by praying and reading our Bibles daily.
Live a life free of bitter butter and full of better butter!