Psalms 34:8-9 (KJV) – “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear (reverence/trust) the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear (reverence/trust) him.”
Here we are already into June. Nearly half a year is behind us. I think the older you get, the faster time seems to go, yet we still have seven days a week and 24 hours in each day.
With so many uncertainties in our world right now, it can sometimes be hard to think past the difficulties. But as we’re faced with difficulties, uncertainties, and other situations, let’s remember to fill up on God’s Word and His Love for us. Notice in Psalms 34:8-9, the Psalmist states the first important step in walking in all that God has for us – taste and see that God is good. How do you do that?
Let’s consider an example. If you’ve never had strawberry ice cream, and someone says it’s delicious, until you taste it you don’t know that it is true—it’s delicious. So, you take a taste to see if your assessment matches what you were told. It’s cold, creamy, and as your tastebuds receive the flavor and you taste it, you agree it is delicious. You wouldn’t have known it was delicious until you tasted it.
The Psalmist shares that once you taste of God’s goodness, His favor, His love, you’ll know He is good. Then you build on that foundation, He’s good and He’s for you, which allows you to trust Him. As you trust Him, resting in His promises, you’ll continue to walk in His blessings. He blessings don’t stop at a certain point – they’re forever.
Psalm 23:1 states a wonderful fact: The Lord is your shepherd, and you shall not be in want. Those who taste and see the Lord is good, who trust in Him, receiving his promises and resting in them will not be lacking or be in want.
Let’s focus our attention on the Lord, His goodness and promises, His blessings. Let’s not look at the world and be overcome with angst, fear, or worry. Taste and see that the Lord IS good to you today, this week, this month, this year.