TASTE AND SEE!
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him” (Psalm 34:8).
In a challenging tone, David writes, "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good." When you live nearer to Him and when you think of His love, compassion and mercies, you will feel that taste in your Spirit. You will rejoice in your soul.
The sweetness of a sweet could never be tasted if it is always kept within a bottle. If an orange fruit is kept safe with its skin intact, it cannot be ascertained whether it is tasty, whether it is sweet or sour. But when it is eaten after peeling the skin, we come to know its correct taste.
Similar to this, every portion of the Scripture reveals to your soul, how sweet, great and gracious is God. If you want to know how sweet He is, you will have to accept Him as your own Saviour. He has to dwell in your heart. You have to walk holding His hand. You have to look up to His golden face and get filled with His divine love. Only then you will keep on tasting that 'He is good' in every step of your life.
All the songs, witnesses and the sermons in the church will be tasty and sweet to all those who taste that God is good. If you go to the church with all prayer and expectation, you may also rejoice there after tasting that God is good.
One who has no hunger can never taste anything. One who is sick cannot enjoy the sweetness of what he eats. You will be blessed when you put away the sickness which is the sin and look up to the righteousness with hunger and thirst. You will be satisfied with the heavenly Manna. Yes, you have been called to enjoy the taste of heaven in this world.
God poured the Manna to the children of Israel when they were in the wilderness and enabled them to taste that God is good. He brought the quails and made them fall on the camp. He turned water into sweet wine. He fed five thousand persons with five loaves of bread. He quenched the thirst of the children of Israel by bringing water from the rock. Further, even today He stays as Spiritual Manna for you.
Dear children of God, since you taste Christ, your fellowship with the children of God will be joyful. Praising God by dancing and singing will be tasty. Brethren dwelling together in unity and dwelling with God will be tasty.
To meditate: “……as newborn babies, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious” (I Peter 2:2, 3).