Southern Globethistle

This echinops rito, otherwise known as southern globethistle. The steel-blue globes provide rich pickings for butterflies while its spiny stems dissuade rabbits and deer from nibbling and munching. This flower provides rich nourishment for some but nothing for others. And so too the Word of God. To we who believe, it is the finest of fare, satisfying the soul; to those who are perishing, it is as sweet as salt, as refreshing as sawdust.

Said one King of Israel (David):

How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103, NKJV

Said another King of Israel (Ahab):

There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.” 1 Kings 22:8