“Taste and see… (Psalm 34:8)

…that the Lord is good.” You have to admit that we don’t usually think of experiencing the Lord in this way. Definitely not in our cultural experience nor a part of our personal data bank.

The people of the book had no problem with it. It is assumed that if you are a believer then you have tasted God and know that he is good. Please notice that the phrase is not saying that the Lord tastes good but rather that the experience will make you aware that he is good. Its the same expression, really, that the apostle Peter uses in his first letter when talking about the fact that the early Christians had experienced Jesus and should thus know that he is good. He indicates that part of that process was partaking of the spiritual milk which allowed them to grow in their salvation. That spiritual milk was preached to them and should have made life changes. That spiritual milk enabled them to know that the Lord was good.

After talking about that, he ends that statement by saying, “…now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (1 Pet. 2:3-6)

Jesus is good, so good that you can taste it. What an awesome thought. Have any doubts about your relationship with him? Have some spiritual milk, taste Jesus. Question the “goodness” of what’s happening in your life? Have some spiritual milk, taste Jesus.

The Old Testament continually testifies to the goodness of the Lord God. Ps 100:5 says,

“For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.”

Jer. 33:11 tells us to “Give thanks to the Lord of hosts,
For the Lord is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting”

If we have problems believing that the Lord is good, we may need to try tasting again.

“Taste and see…”

 

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