That’s the way I feel when I drink Starbucks coffee, but I constantly hear that it’s the best coffee around, and the cool coffee to drink. I never drink the stuff unless there is no alternative. While staying in a hotel in California, the only coffee offered for guests was Starbucks. I do love my morning coffee! So, each morning, I worked at adapting a taste for the strong, bitter-tasting Starbucks. By the fifth morning, I had gotten so used to it, that I found myself saying this isn’t so bad.
I learned to swallow something that previously I shoved away. Why? I kept exposing myself to it. I kept taking it in, even though my tongue kept rejecting it. Over time, my tongue began to say this isn’t so bad.
As I look around the Body of Christ today, I see too many of God’s people “adapting to the taste of Starbucks.” Things that would have been previously shoved away are now being taken in as okay – things that absolutely don’t line up with the Word of God.
At this point in the blog, I usually pontificate a bit, but this time, I ask you to ponder deeply: Are you in danger of swallowing the Starbucks issues of life because it’s the popular thing to do? Are you even developing a taste for it?
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. – 2 Timothy 4:3