Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalms 34:8 (NKJV)
Tasting is a gesture that is required to ascertain the quality of something.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good (Amen)- herein lies the subject of our tasting. But why are we required to taste?
A delicious meal on it’s own cannot be understood as delicious until it is tasted. At best, the meal can only be speculated upon. Tasting requires an effort of taking a sample of something into yourself. In this case, Jesus Christ. To understand the goodness of God, we are meant to take Him into ourselves, that is, accept him as Lord and Saviour.
One of those days, Jesus was saying to His audience, “I am the bread of life. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:54).
What an offer of a lifetime!!!
This is eternal life and you would think that they would have jumped at the opportunity. But instead, they thought He was a mad man to offer Himself to be eaten.
We may think that those guys were crazy not to accept this great invitation, but many of us today still write off God’s Words as useless and unbelievable. Jesus said that the words which He speaks are Spirit and LIFE. They may sound foolish to the human ear, but they have the power to accomplish more than we can imagine.
We cannot taste of God’s goodness until we begin to believe in Him and what He has said in His Word. Only then can we ascertain for ourselves the depth of His goodness and the magnitude of His mercies, His unfailing love and that He cares for us.
Written by Terkuma Samuel Ivue