We do not need to speak a foreign language to experience communication breakdown. Often we carry on conversations with those close to us, and discover the message misses the target. We know exactly what we mean; they are equally convinced they understand. Lines are crossed, and a breakdown in communication develops. We are currently experiencing a breakdown in interpretation of issues relevant to all. It’s nothing new, but we must address the problem and be on guard to avoid traps.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20 NAS).” We must not deceive ourselves or mislead others. A small child easily distinguishes bitter or sweet; feed them baby spinach and they make faces at you. Spoon feed chocolate pudding and be prepared to keep that spoon coming. I want childlike faith that trusts the one feeding me; I can be assured that the Lord offers me good, not evil!