Monday: 10th June, 2019
Reference text: Psalm 34
Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Food can look nice but taste bad, so the saying: ‘Appearances are deceptive’, can be particularly true with food. The wrong choice surely has significant effect on ones tongue. Hence, the surest of way to confirm taste is to actually take a bite. This is because while one can render accurate subjective judgement on the texture, colour or presentation of food, it is impossible to render true objective judgement on it until one has tasted it.
In the Psalm today, we are not invited to gamble or a take a chance on God, we are called to make up our minds so we can personally experience his goodness. The writer seemed almost certain of the aftermath of the tasting experience thus uses the word ‘AND’. We could therefore even use this one-liner about what to expect with God: ‘All you need to do is take one bite’.
That one action is what is required to jump into God’s world of extraordinary goodness. In a world where we can trust God entirely, in a world where we desire to experience God and in a world where He remains the source of our inspiration, that is one in which His goodness is ever present. Many have tasted and seen, many are tasting and seeing, but many more are yet to taste and see the goodness of God.
Maybe my dear, even after your first bite, you have not experienced goodness as you would like to but here is a gist: ‘God never stops working for us’. Even when we cannot see, his hand is constantly moving for us; drawing us into his goodness.