PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 4 of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.
This is my favorite sense, as evidenced by the size of my thighs.
Our verse is Psalm 34:8 which says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
How on earth do you taste the Lord?
The verse is actually an invitation for unbelievers to experience God’s goodness for themselves.
Think about it…
You go to a restaurant and you’re not certain about a certain dressing, soup, or flavor.
Your server may offer to bring you a sample to taste so you can try it and discover first hand how great the flavor is.
In this Psalm, David was expressing how satisfying and wonderful the Lord is and how great his experiences with God have been…
But he didn’t want people to take his word for it.
He wanted them to see for themselves!
He wanted others to experience how satisfying, wonderful, and great God is.
Because that’s the great thing about God…
Sharing Him with others doesn’t diminish our own experience with Him or limit His accessibility to us.
Sharing Him with others actually increases all of that because we can join others in their joys, pray for each other, and ponder His greatness together!
The poetic word choice of David’s paints a picture that makes sense…
Later, Peter used the same phraseology in 1 Peter 2:3.
When we are living for Jesus, choosing to let the Holy Spirit lead us, and trusting in God’s plan—that’s when we understand how great He is.
So the question today is this—have you experienced God’s greatness?
If you have, are you inviting others to “taste and see” the Lord for themselves?
And if you have not believed, but you’re curious, the Bible says that any who seek Him, will find Him (Deuteronomy 4:29, Proverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 29:13).
Today, as you pray, thank God for the gift of taste.
But most of all, thank Him that He is great and good.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be a generous sharer of how good God has been to you.