PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Psalm 34
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8)
Life in this world is hard because of sin and suffering.
David’s life was not easy, and yet he somehow found a way to hope, to rejoice.
Whenever things went sour, he reminded himself of the sweetness of God.
Try it, taste it, and you will see that it is good.
Satan continues to entice us to eat forbidden fruit.
But all the treasures and pleasures of this world without God will make us sick.
They may taste sweet, but they will turn sour.
Following Jesus seems sour at first, but its sweetness increases with time.
We may have to deny ourselves now, but we will be blessed in the long run.
As a Jesus follower, I need to return to God’s table every day.
I need to remind myself of all the blessings that I do experience from Him.
The more we savor the flavor of God’s grace, the more satisfied we will be.
And we will have an easier time convincing others to ‘taste and see’…
If they sense in us that we are feasting on the goodness of God.
Lord, help me to slow down and appreciate every taste of Your goodness. Help me to see these as free samples of the feast that is being prepared!