“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!”
Today’s verse talks of the simple truth that God is good. Yes we may have raging battles around us, as did David when he wrote this psalm but through every circumstance, he knew that God is good and God was always there to watch over him.
It is often said that when we hear a good word from a preacher or fill the presence of God in a tangible way, it almost feels like we are eating. It is a strange sensation but if we are to take the word of God as food for our bodies, then this analogy makes sense. Tasting the presence of God may seem odd, but it comes from knowing and spending time in the most intimate place with God. Although it may not feed your stomach, it definitely feeds your spirit.
David comments in psalm 119:113 that God’s words as a sweet as honey to his lips. If David could experience that delight in God’s word then we should also strive for a love and hunger for that also.
We not only are encouraged to taste but also to see the goodness of God. Look around you. God is good. When we see God’s hand in our circumstances, when there is no hope or light at the end of the tunnel, we can but rejoice in God’s goodness and provision. David experienced God’s deliverance time and time again. Why? Because he had complete trust in a God whom he knew would deliver him. He probably read the stories time and time again, of God delivering Moses and the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians. He had read of Noah’s miraculous deliverance when the great flood threatened all humanity. David not only read these stories, but he experienced God’s deliverance on a daily basis.
How good is our God. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. Taste and see God is good.