Taste and See

January 27 | Psalm 34:8-10

“Taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack. The young lions are gaunt and hunger but those who seek the Lord don’t lack every good thing.” (Psalm 34:8–10)

There’s nothing better than a great meal cooked masterfully. Let’s face it. Some people are good chefs and other people will kill you with their food. You better know who is who. And we eat with our eyes, so it better not look like roadkill, no matter how good it tastes.

Sometimes David talks about the Lord as a chef. In Psalm 23, he makes a table in the presence of David’s enemies. Here in Psalm 34, David tastes and sees God’s blessings in his life. He experiences them as he remembers God’s goodness.

We don’t always look back to see what God has done in our past. In the middle of trials, we can’t see what he’s doing. But we don’t always take trips down memory lane. When we cry out to God and take refuge in him, make him our Fortress, we see his goodness all around us.

Fearing the Lord means revering his name and worshiping him. Those who worship the Lord and know how to honor him never lack anything. He provides all their needs.

Action Step: Seek the Lord in this new year. And every once in a while, look back to see his blessings.
Honor him in everything you do and you will see success. Experience his goodness like a fine meal.

Jesus, when I look back in my life, I see all of the blessings you have poured out on me. Even the trials have strengthened me and placed my trust in you alone. As I face this new year, I know that everything you do for me is good.

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