A Season of Psalms: Psalm 34: 8-9, 12-14
Updated: Aug 7, 2018
Psalm 34:8-9, 12-14
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!...What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
Hospitals are known for their patient care, not necessarily for their fine dining. During our
hospital stay after our daughter was born in 2010, I couldn’t stomach eating the hospital food. Fortunately, there was a Subway restaurant right across the street. Every day for 3 days straight, Alicia and I dined on delicious subway sandwiches for lunch and dinner. It was good!
Unlike questionable hospital food, we can’t question the goodness of the Lord. David says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” How do we taste the Lord? By hungering for His word. Through His word we find life and sustenance and we will never be hungry again. His word satisfies, and it’s the only thing that can feed the cavernous hunger in our souls. When we digest the Scriptures, our eyes are opened to see the beauty of Jesus, our only true hope. When our refuge is in the Lord, we’ll never be hungry, thirsty, unsafe, or destitute. We’ll never lack any good thing.
In fact, the Scriptures tell us we’ll have many days ahead of us as long as our hearts remain faithful. David says in verses 13-14, “Watch what you say and watch what you do.” Keep your eyes on the Lord and you will taste and see goodness all the days of your life.
Open the Scriptures today. Taste and see that the Lord is good. When we spend time in His word, we’ll never be dissatisfied, and we’ll soon discover that He is all we need.
Further Reading: John 6: 22-59; Galatians 2:20
Pray with me:
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus. To reach out and touch Him, and say that we love Him. Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen. Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus. Guide us and lead us today, in Jesus’ name, Amen.