“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good”
“Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!” (verse 9).
David can write this from his own experience – he is one of the primary example to us that the scriptures record. David also said,
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man (or woman) who takes refuge in him!” (verse 8)
To “taste” is to personally venture to experience a little and, having tasted, to eat and enjoy! Let us meditate on the spiritual application. It is sad to see some apparently satisfied by a little tasting, but that is not enough for us “to take refuge” in him when our godless world really starts to fall apart!
When Paul visited Athens he told them about “the unknown God” to whom they had made “an altar” (Acts 17:23). Telling them,
“they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “In him we live and move and have our being” (verses 27,28).
It is clear that David – wonderfully – discovered this wondrous truth, this reality! And us?
Back in our Psalm we must ‘absorb’ David’s perception of the unseen! Are we developing his vision?
“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them” (verse 7).
We must deeply ponder how all who are alive as our Lord “descends from heaven with a shout” will need this vision – for it is a vision that will be turned into reality at that awesome time. How soon now?
David perceived, from experience that
“The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry… When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles” (verses 15,17).
Consider his state of mind as he went out to meet Goliath!
What troubles our world will soon experience! But Paul told the Thessalonians (and us)
“the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel … And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them … to meet the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).
This will be the most wonderful time when the faithful will dramatically “taste and see that the LORD is good!” Will we be there?
‘We make the answer now!’
- A Start for looking at the unseen and the treasure to look forward to
- The fear of the Lord
- To proclaim the day of vengeance
- When the world rages, let it rage, but let us not fear it
- God’s wisdom for the believer brings peace
- Back from gone #2 Aim of godly people
- psalm 34
- Psalm 34 (by Christ centered)
- Psalm 34 The Experienced Faithfulness of God
- Preaching the Word of the Lord – Psalm 34:1-22
- Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Invite Others – I sought the Lord, and he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
- Psalms 34:7
- Psalm 34:8
- A Perfect Morning O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8
- Hope for today: the Lord is close
- Psalm 34:17
- You are heard
- Psalms 34:17 and 34:18
Psalms 34:18 (by Tawny)
- And in the… The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~Psalm 34:18
- Psalm 34:18
- Psalms 34:18
- He is near in our crushed brokenness
- Courage, dear heart Even when bad things happens to the good and godly ones, the LORD will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face~ Psalm 34:19
- Needed this today
- Fear Not…
- I Shall Not Fear
- Seeking The Lord in 2018 (Psalm 34)
- Cry, Pray, Trust: for when you’re stuck in a season of waiting and need a reminder of God’s faithfulness.
- More Prayer, Suffering, with Psalm 34