“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Psalm 34.8
This is an interesting phrase: “O taste and see that the LORD is good … ” How does one taste and see that the Lord is good? We find these words in Jeremiah 15.16: “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah figured out a way to “taste and see that the LORD is good … ” It is reasonable to assume that you and I can “taste” the Lord by spending time in His Word. He has revealed to us in His Word everything we need to know to “trust in Him.”
I spoke about trusting Him in a previous article. Without absolute trust in Him we cannot exercise absolute faith in Him. I believe that God’s goodness is something we experience every day. Sometimes we may not recognize it, but it is there none-the-less.
This is a rhetorical question, but I will ask it anyway. “Do you DESIRE the blessings of God on your life?” Every person who is a Christ follower and is in his/her right mind would answer, “Absolutely!” Our days would be miserable if we never experienced the blessings of God. So the psalmist reminds us: “… blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Would it be right to say that the more we trust Him the more we will be blessed? I believe that is a good conclusion.
So how does all of this affect us? When we spend time in God’s Word, we are able to taste and see the goodness of the Lord. So when we have tasted the Lord through His Word, we are able to trust Him absolutely and to be blessed by Him. This is a simple equation that yields profound results. Just my thoughts …